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New gene-editing technique reverses vision loss in mice

Researchers have successfully restored the vision of mice with retinitis pigmentosa, one of the major causes of blindness in humans. The study uses a new, highly versatile form of CRISPR-based genome editing with the potential to correct a wide variety of disease-causing genetic mutations.

Mar 17th, 2023

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Designing more useful bacteria

In a step forward for genetic engineering and synthetic biology, researchers have modified a strain of Escherichia coli bacteria to be immune to natural viral infections while also minimizing the potential for the bacteria or their modified genes to escape into the wild.

Mar 15th, 2023

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Smart microscopy works out where to take the picture

In order to take high resolution microscopic images of living biological material, you need to know exactly where to point the microscope. Researchers have now developed a software solution for smart, data-driven microscopy, which makes this possible.

Mar 7th, 2023

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