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Synthetic cells make long-distance calls

Synthetic biologists have designed a set of transcriptional circuits that, when added to (and expressed by) the genomes of single-cell microbes, allows them to quickly form a network of local interactions to spur collective action, even in large communities.

Oct 14th, 2019

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CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?

Researcher finds new use for revolutionary gene-splicing tool; Electrochemical CRISPR platform could lead to quick blood test for disease identification through detection of important nucleic acids, HPV or Parvo.

Oct 11th, 2019

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DNA is held together by hydrophobic forces

Scientists disprove the prevailing theory of how DNA binds itself. It is not, as is generally believed, hydrogen bonds which bind together the two sides of the DNA structure. Instead, water is the key.

Sep 23rd, 2019

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