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Tag: Gene Editing

Muscle DNA
In a new study published in Journal of Nanobiotechnology, researchers prevented muscle atrophy both in vitro and in vivo by delivering a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system packaged in engineered extracellular vesicles [1]. When just using it doesn’t quite cut it Aging is accompanied by the loss of muscle mass, also known as sarcopenia, which deteriorates...
DNA Details
In a new study published in GeroScience, researchers have shown that it is possible to significantly increase yeast lifespan by overexpressing genes highly conserved across various species [1]. Survival and aging The question of the effects of nature versus nurture, or programmed versus stochastic, sparks hot scientific debate in other fields as well as aging....
Gene scissors
A new study published in Nature Chemical Biology has described an advancement in the use of retrons, a novel method of genetic engineering that may become superior to CRISPR technology. A new solution for an old problem The researchers begin their paper by pointing out some of the ongoing problems with existing genetic engineering technology....
Thorough CRISPR
In a study published in Genome Biology, researchers explain how they are working to make CRISPR less prone to large, accidental deletions of genetic material [1]. A previously unknown large problem While this seems counterintuitive, previous technology only allowed for the ready identification of deletions below 100 base pairs. New technology has allowed for larger...
Invisibility
Gene editing can make stem cells invisible to the immune system, making it possible to carry out cell therapy transplants without suppressing the patients' immune response [1]. Help me help you Cellular therapies involve transplanting cells into a patient to replace the activity of malfunctioning or damaged cells. For example, cardiomycetes could be transplanted to...
Journal Club
The Journal Club hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik will return live to our Facebook Page at 12:00 EST on Tuesday 27th of April. This month we will be taking a look at a new paper and technique for the gene editing tool CRISPRcas9. The technique allows researchers to turn epigenetic methylation off and back on...