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Computer-engineered DNA to study cell identities

A new computer program allows scientists to design synthetic DNA segments that indicate, in real time, the state of cells. It will be used to screen for anti-cancer or viral infections drugs, or to improve gene and cell-based immunotherapies.

Feb 5th, 2024

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mRNA therapeutic successfully combats ovarian cancer in mice

The majority of high-grade ovarian cancers involve mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene, crucial for DNA repair and cell regulation. Researchers now developed a synthetic mRNA that successfully produced functional p53 protein in laboratory conditions, showing promise in cancer cell lines.

Jan 24th, 2024

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Novel AI-based approach for more accurate RNA 3D structure prediction

Scientists successfully harnessed artificial intelligence (AI) and deep-learning techniques to model atomic-level RNA 3D structures from primary RNA sequences. Called DRfold, this novel AI-based method improves the accuracy of RNA models by more than 70 percent, compared to traditional approaches.

Dec 21st, 2023

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