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DNAProgrammed DNA origami nanobot kills cancer in mice

Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. Above – Nanorobots …

DNADNA nanomachines cartwheels for 100X the speed of previous DNA devices

Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan and his colleagues describe an innovative DNA walker, capable of rapidly traversing a prepared track. Rather than slow, tentative steps across a surface, the new DNA acrobat cartwheels head over heels, covering ground 10 …

DNAProgrammed DNA nanorobots to shrink cancer tumors by cutting off their blood supply

n a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their …

DNAElectrically controlled DNA robot arm is 100,000 times faster – millisecond moves enable molecular factories

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast …

antiagingSupercentenarian may have genes that protect against bad effects of aging

James Clement has collected blood, skin or saliva from supercentenarians in 14 states and seven countries over a six-year period. Lifestyle and luck, it seems, still factor heavily into why people live into their 90s and 100s. However, supercentenarians are …

DNAUpdate on genome sequencing costs

For many years, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has tracked the costs associated with DNA sequencing performed at the sequencing centers funded by the Institute. This information has served as an important benchmark for assessing improvements in DNA …

crisprMore advanced genomic screening for embyro selection for IVF

In 2014, Nextbigfuture predicted Tiger Moms as being the driver of early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement and the lifting of the One child policy in China. China’s One child policy was being lifted just as embryo selection based upon …

agricultureCRISPR gene editing technology freely available for agricultural research

On October 18, 2017, DuPont Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reached an agreement to jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property under their respective control for use in commercial agricultural research and product development. …

diseaseNew DNA base editors advance towards curing cystic fibrosis and other human point mutation diseases

New DNA base editing platform holds potential for reversing the most common class of disease-associated DNA point mutations. Scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new class of genome editing tool. This …

crisprGene defect fixed in 8 out of 20 cloned embryos, heralds future of gene fixes and enhancement

A team in China has taken a new approach to fixing disease genes in human embryos. The researchers created cloned embryos with a genetic mutation for a potentially fatal blood disorder, and then precisely corrected the DNA to show how …