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Smartphones to battle crop disease

EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases. The images will be used to build an app that will turn smartphones into plant doctors, helping growers around the ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Human gene prevents regeneration in zebrafish

Regenerative medicine could one day allow physicians to correct congenital deformities, regrow damaged fingers, or even mend a broken heart. But to do it, they will have to reckon with the body's own anti-cancer security ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Biotechnology
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RNA-based drugs give more control over gene editing

In just the past few years, researchers have found a way to use a naturally occurring bacterial system known as CRISPR/Cas9 to inactivate or correct specific genes in any organism. CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing activity runs continuously, ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Biotechnology
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