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Spider Silk Protein Fixes Structure of Anti-Cancer Protein

Dealing with all the various forms of cancer is an ongoing medical trial of trying to push a boulder up a very steep hill. While progress is often very clearly and obviously being made, it is still a struggle to make advancements and no one single treatment is often good enough to solve the problem […]

Wild Tomato Traits Obtained With CRISPR And Protoplast Regeneration

Robustness is a characteristic that is highly desired for all plants that we grow, with the term covering the gamut of stress resistances and ability to defend oneself from pathogenic attacks. At the same time, however, agricultural breeders desire to bring in wild relatives of plants to provide a greater diversity of traits and, indeed, […]

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Nanocarrier Spray Silences Genes In Plants Without Gene Modification

The creation of transgenic plants and the use of gene modification technologies has been a marvel for agriculture and medicine, with the former seeing the ability to massively increase resistances to stress and higher production and yield possibilities. But, at the same time, even this sort of technology is slow and requires multiple generations of […]

Engineered Bacteria Reduces CO2 And Produces Acetone And IPA

With the world continuing on its course toward severe climate instability in the future, the desire to reduce the use of fossil fuels and lower humanity’s production of greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide has become an issue of ever greater importance as the years go on. But there are a number of highly beneficial chemicals […]

Whole Genome Editing With Enhanced Cas3 and Cas11 CRISPR Tool

Each type of CRISPR has its own unique and special properties that allow it to edit and modify DNA, and in some cases RNA, in a variety of useful manners. This includes Cas10’s ability to target mutated sequences, Cas1 and Cas2’s viral DNA insertion abilities, and Cas12’s high detection abilities for viral DNA hiding in […]

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Amputated Limb Regeneration Using Biochemical Regrowth On Frog

The medical field can often perform miracles, using medicines and surgeries to bring people back from the brink of death. Diseases can be cured, but there are limits to what can be fixed. If someone loses a limb, then while the wound left behind may heal, the limb itself won’t magically return. The ability to […]

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Plant Genome On and Off Switch Runs By A CLASSY System

Basic research has always had the tendency to contain surprising revelations on how the world functions. Whether in physics, chemistry, or biology. And in the case of biological studies, it is one of the reasons why model organisms are so important, as a reflection of all other organisms similar to them and as a way […]

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Bacterial retrons signal a revolution for CRISPR capabilities

When the potential of CRISPR was first identified, its abilities seemed limitless as if it could be used to accomplish anything. But, in reality, those early days saw a very limited CRISPR that could only be inserted into a few kinds of cells and could only make a few narrow types of change accurately. The […]

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Transgenic Switchgrass Mimics Poplar-Fungi Symbiotic Relationship

The connectivity between plants and their environment is vast and it is those relationships that are essential for the proper growth and development of many leafy organisms. This is particularly so for large forests of trees that have special interactions with the soil microbiome in order to grow their roots and take up the copious […]