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Mini-livers on a chip

A new platform for studying how the immune system responds to hepatitis C virus could speed the hunt for a vaccine.

Apr 6th, 2022

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Using gene scissors to specifically eliminate individual cell types

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors, genetic information in a plant can be modified to make the latter more robust to pests, diseases, or extreme climatic conditions. Researchers have now developed this method further to eliminate the complete DNA of specific cell types and, thus, prevent their formation during plant development.

Apr 4th, 2022

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