News tagged with gene sequence

Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes. For this potential to be realized, ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Diagnostic tools using synthetic biology

(Phys.org)—Synthetic biology is a multi-disciplinary field that applies engineering techniques to biological systems. While the foundations of synthetic biology were laid in the 1990s with the burgeoning of genomics and ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Biotechnology report
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Project seeks to answer how new genes arise

One of the most thought-provoking questions in basic biology research is how life first arose and developed on Earth. A new research project is bringing together a cross-disciplinary group of scientists to undertake an experimental ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Biotechnology
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