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Using light to control genome editing

The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace any target gene in a living cell. MIT researchers have now added an extra layer of control over when and where this gene editing occurs, by ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Biochemistry
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How did phosphate get into RNA?

The phosphate ion is almost insoluble and is one of the most inactive of Earth's most abundant phosphate minerals. So how could phosphate have originally been incorporated into ribonucleotides, the building blocks of RNA, ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Cellular snowplow keeps genes open

A new discovery at Michigan State University has revealed how special genes stay open for business, helping diagram a mechanism that plays a key role in fighting inflammation and infections.

dateAug 16, 2016 in Biochemistry
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