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Controlling genes with light

Although human cells have an estimated 20,000 genes, only a fraction of those are turned on at any given time, depending on the cell's needs—which can change by the minute or hour. To find out what those ...

Jul 23, 2013 3.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Just add water and treat brain cancer

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a technique that delivers gene therapy into human brain cancer cells using nanoparticles that can be freeze-dried and stored for up to three months ...

Jul 06, 2011 5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast