genetic engineering Archive

environmentGlobal warming resistant corals will be tested in the ocean by 2019

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New super global warming resistant corals could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising …

genetic engineeringRegeneration of the entire human skin using transgenic stem cells

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Epidermolysis bullosais is rare, but the charity DEBRA, which campaigns for EB patients, estimates half a million people are affected around the world. There are different forms of epidermolysis bullosa, including simplex, dystrophic and, as in this case, junctional. Each …

crisprMore advanced genomic screening for embyro selection for IVF

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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 …

diseaseSingle-nucleus RNA sequencing, droplet by droplet

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DroNc-Seq — a technology that merges single-nucleus RNA sequencing with microfluidics — brings new scale to gene expression studies in complex tissues. Last year Broad researchers described a single-nucleus RNA sequencing method called sNuc-Seq. This system enabled researchers to study …

cognitive enhancementGenetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

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Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to …

crisprCrispr gene editing for healthier food and major medical advances

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Recently the University of California, Berkeley welcomed about 300 people—scientists, CEOs, farmers, regulators, conservationists, and interested citizens to discuss CRISPR-CAS9 genetic modification. Agricultural Genetic modifications of the past were to commodity crops like corn and soy to improve their pest …

crisprCRISPR is used to eliminate toxic RNA which could treat RNA related diseases

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CRISPR DNA editing is allowing correction of many diseases. But many other diseases are linked to RNA. Biotech startup Locana is using the power of CRISPR to develop treatments for disease caused by RNA. They use a technique for tracking …

crisprGenetically modified pigs as human organ transplantation source

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Gene-edited piglets have been cleaned of viruses that might cause disease in humans. There were 33,600 organ transplants last year in the USA, and 116,800 patients on waiting lists and there are around one billion pigs in the world. 100 …

crispr5 tons of Genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast sold in Canada

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AquaBounty Technologies in Maynard, Massachusetts, announced last week that it has sold about 4.5 tonnes of GM salmon fillets to unnamed customers in Canada – where the authorities last year gave approval for the produce to be sold as food. …

crisprDNA synthesis of virus and bacteria sequences could become a biological teleporter

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Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) has a cartful of equipment which they call a biological teleporter. The equipment can print out the entire DNA for a virus or a bacteria in a completely automated process. SGI’s BioXP 3200, a commercial DNA …