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Unsilencing silenced genes by CRISPR/Cas9

The ability to control gene expression in cells allows scientists to understand gene function and manipulate cell fate. Recently, scientists have developed a revolutionary gene-editing tool, called CRIPSR/Cas9, which employs ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Replacing dietary salt with seaweed

Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Other
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Rapid test identifies disease pathogens

At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food and pharmaceutical industries would like to have faster tests to check ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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