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Improving DNA-detecting transistors

Graphene-based transistors could soon help diagnose genetic diseases. Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.

dateFeb 24, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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When does a man say 'I'm the father'?

American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if the baby is a boy, says ...

dateFeb 15, 2017 in Social Sciences
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What's holding up CRISPR-based cures

The gene-editing tool called CRISPR that can quickly and cleanly remove specific pieces of DNA has revolutionized biotechnology. Many researchers believe the technique could end thousands of ailments. So what's needed to ...

dateFeb 15, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy

Lipid nanoparticles (SLNs and NLCs) are regarded as highly promising systems for delivering nucleic acids in gene therapy. Until now, viral systems have been the most effective method for delivering genetic matter but they ...

dateFeb 14, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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