News tagged with repair

The state of CRISPR research

CRISPR has been hailed as one of the most promising gene editing technologies and promises to revolutionize precision medicine and eradicate genetic diseases. However, the technique is not perfect and needs improvements. ...

dateApr 09, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Gene loss can prove to be an advantage

During evolution, genes can be created, get mutated or duplicated, and even can get lost. To investigate to what extent gene losses can contribute to different adaptations, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular ...

dateApr 05, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Plants fix DNA differently from animals

In mammalian cells, the transcription factor p53 most responsible for healthy growth of the organism. The equivalent in plants is Suppressor Of Gamma Response 1 (SOG1), a factor that does not share a common evolutionary ancestor ...

dateMar 02, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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