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Capturing the balance of nature

In a study spanning 12 years, researchers from Kyoto University and Ryukoku University have developed a method to calculate the fluctuating stability of a natural ecological community in Maizuru Bay.Their findings, published ...

dateMar 02, 2018 in Ecology
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Evolving a more versatile CRISPR-Cas9

For all of Cas9's potential in research and therapeutics, it—as well as other enzymes in the CRISPR-associated family—has limitations. In order to recognize and bind to a DNA sequence, Cas9 needs a particular stretch ...

dateMar 02, 2018 in Biotechnology
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CRISPR-Cas9 can cut RNA, too

The ability to edit genes at will, whether to reverse genetic diseases or improve food and energy crops, is undergoing a revolution. It is being driven by CRISPR-Cas9, a technology modeled on a cellular mechanism found in ...

dateMar 02, 2018 in Biotechnology
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