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CRISPR discovery paves the way for novel COVID testing method (w/video)

Am I infected with SARS-CoV-2? Is it one of the dangerous variants? Being able to answer these questions with a single diagnostic test can be decisive for gauging the spread of disease and selecting the right therapy. Researchers tackle this challenge with a new CRISPR discovery they translated into a diagnostic platform.

Apr 27th, 2021

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Stem cells embedded into eyes to cure glaucoma

Researchers present a study that proves stem cells ability to cure glaucoma. It is the world's first successful attempt to grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells in laboratory settings. It establishes a path for further cell therapy development, growing and transplanting other organs and parts of them.

Apr 19th, 2021

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Researchers engineer probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene

Researchers have genetically engineered a probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene in the guts of laboratory mice. The advance demonstrates the utility of work the researchers have done to detail how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast.

Apr 12th, 2021

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What is mRNA?

mRNA, the messenger molecule that's been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines.

Apr 9th, 2021

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