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First CRISPR crop could debut in 2020

The gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 made a huge splash in the news when it was initially announced. But the first commercial product, expected around 2020, could make it to the market without much fanfare: It's ...

dateJun 14, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport

Exchange of iodide (iodine ions) between bloodstream and cells is crucial for the health of several organs and its malfunctioning is linked to goiter, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, breast cancer, and gastric cancer. Researchers ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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Imaging technique could be game changer for pharma

In drug development, the body can be something of a black box. We take medicine and observe the overall effects, but what happens inside the body largely remains a mystery. To help clear up this picture, researchers are turning ...

dateJun 07, 2017 in Other
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Lab creates tough, but tender, cancer fighters

Rice University scientists have developed and evaluated analogs of potent anti-tumor agents known as epothilones using designs and methods that both improve their biological properties and simplify their manufacture.

dateMay 30, 2017 in Biochemistry
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