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  • Evolution designed by parasites
    on August 23, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasitic behavior manipulation may encourage the evolution of mechanisms in the host's nervous and endocrine systems. […]

  • A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms
    on August 23, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell types. The new genome-editing technology could be expanded for use in a broad range of gene mutation conditions such as Huntington's disease and the rare premature aging syndrome, progeria. […]

  • How microbes generate and use their energy to grow
    on August 23, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Researchers have shed light on how bacteria and baker's yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells' energy use is essential for industrial biotech processes. […]

  • Successful egg harvest breaks new ground in saving the northern white rhinoceros
    on August 23, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    There are only two northern white rhinos left worldwide, both of them female. Saving this representative of megafauna from extinction seems impossible under these circumstances, yet an international consortium of scientists and conservationists just completed a procedure that could enable assisted reproduction techniques to do just that. […]

  • How gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics
    on August 23, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    As public health officials worry about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, researchers are tracing how antibiotics bind to a gonococcal protein, information that can help lead to new antimicrobials. […]

  • Eleventh U.S. CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Awarded to University of California, U. Vienna, Charpentier
    on August 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    An 11th U.S. patent covering CRISPR-Cas9 claims has been granted to the Regents of the University of California (UC), the University of Vienna, and CRISPR pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology, Berlin. The post Eleventh U.S. CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Awarded to University of California, U. Vienna, Charpentier appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]

  • FDA clears GE spinout's less-painful blood draw device for testing A1c
    on August 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    The FDA has cleared Drawbridge Health’s blood collection device designed to help monitor long-term blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, which the company describes as easier and less painful than a hypodermic needle. […]

  • Immuno-oncology vet Humphrey bids CytomX adieu
    on August 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Rachel Humphrey, M.D., who joined CytomX as chief medical officer, has made her exit. Her tenure at the probody biotech ended on Monday. CytomX gave no reason for Humphrey’s departure in a brief SEC filing Monday. […]

  • STAT Plus: Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings
    on August 23, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    In personnel news this week, Roche hired Dr. Levi Garraway as chief medical officer and head of global product development. […]

  • Single-cell sequencer 10x Genomics files for $100M Nasdaq IPO
    on August 23, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    10x Genomics announced its plans for a $100 million IPO, on the Nasdaq using the symbol TXG. The maker of single-cell sequencing hardware hopes to expand the installed base of its Chromium instruments. […]