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    Commercializing Synthetic Biology: What is happening in industrial ... - Biobased Digest

      Synthetic biology redesigns existing organisms for specific purposes to produce safe products that are more efficient, reliable, and predictable. Engineered microorganisms can make many of the same ingredients used ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Scientists Use Stem Cells From Rats To Create First Contracting Muscle - TIME

      TIME Pushing the field of regenerative medicine one step further, researchers led by Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, professor of surgery at Karolinksa Institute, have succeed in re-creating one of the most complex organs ma ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Mountain View's Complete Genomics sheds jobs, changes mission - Silicon Valley Business Journal

      Silicon Valley Business Journal Mountain View-based Complete Genomics Inc. is laying off 179 Bay Area workers as part of a strategy shift by its Chinese parent company, BGI, according to a state layoff no ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    The neuroscience behind why white cops kill black men - Raw Story

      Raw Story Studies from neuroscience and psychology may shed some light on why white police officers that aren't consciously racist are quick to pull the trigger on black men. If you've paid any attention at all to the n ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Doctor Uses Stem Cells to Cure 'Bubble Baby' Disease - Parenting Magazine

      Parenting Magazine Then they enrolled Evangelina in a clinical trial with Dr. Donald Kohn at the Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA. Kohn took bone marrow from the baby and gathered stem cells. He then cloned a gene t ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Scientists Call for a Moratorium on Heritable Human Genetic Modification - BizTek Mojo

      BizTek Mojo Over 150 prominent scientists, health practitioners and public interest advocates in the US have called for a ban or moratorium on the genetic modification of children and future generations. According to ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Historic summit on gene editing and 'designer babies' convenes in Washington - Washington Post

      Washington Post Don't look now, but the future just pulled into town. Hundreds of scientists, policymakers and the president's science adviser have gathered Tuesday in Washington for what will ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    The "Other? Compounding Data Problem for Genomics - The Next Platform

      The Next Platform For large genomics research centers, the infrastructure emphasis tends to be on the challenges of "big? data. However, for centers that are using the newest and highest performing DNA sequencing machines, it is n ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    BioTime Could Be The Next Acquisition Target In The Stem Cell Sector - Seeking Alpha

      With Ocata Therapeutics being acquired by Astellas Pharma, a very similar company based on its therapeutic stem cell platform and IP, BioTime, Inc., could be next. Japan's recent legislation has created an opportun ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Insects Other Than Bees are Important Crop Pollinators, Say Scientists - Sci-News.com

      Sci-News.com According to a large multinational team of scientists led by University of New England researcher Dr Romina Rader, non-bee insects - flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, wasps, and ants - are efficient poll ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Keene State Biology Student Working to Make Shellfish Industry Safer - Keene State College

      Keene State College Biology professor Dr. Loren Launen and undergraduate Biology student and researcher, Katie Kiley, are working together at Keene State College to develop a greater understanding of a growing pro ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Tuning Cas9 function with guide RNA length - Nature.com

      Researchers use the nuclease activity of Cas9 for genome editing and a nuclease-dead Cas9 mutant for gene activation and repression. Two groups now independently show that shorter guide RNAs (gRNAs) of 14 nucleotides (nt), while still targeting Ca ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Synthetic biology Efficient in vivo mutagenesis in bacteria - Nature.com

      Introducing random mutations into DNA with in vitro techniques is easy, but getting this mutagenized DNA back into cells often is not. Performing mutagenesis directly in cells allows researchers to avoid this bottleneck, but curre ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    New kid on the CRISPR block - Nature.com

      Chances are that you have not heard of Francisella novicida, a Gram-negative pathogenic bacterium. Yet its defense system could be the basis for improved genome engineering, as Feng Zhang and his team from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard ...and more& ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    fMRI goes individual - Nature.com

      Nature.com Functional magnetic resonance data are traditionally analyzed on a population level, but new work shows that meaningful information can be extracted from individual subjects. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) visualizes the blood oxygen ... ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Structural biology Structure in the cellular context - Nature.com

      Biologists have long recognized the incongruity of studying protein structure under such abnormal conditions, but the dearth of methods for studying protein structure in the cellular context has forced researchers to make do with purifie ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    In silico neocortex - Nature.com

      Attempts to understand brain function benefit from both experimental and computational approaches. Markram et al. report on the progress of the Blue Brain Project, a European initiative that has resulted in reconstruction of a piece of rat neocortex ... ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Stem cells Keeping score of stem cells - Nature.com

      It is not easy to determine exactly how pluripotent stem cells, which can be derived from nearly any cell source or genetic background under a variety of conditions, compare in a given population with respect to their differentiation potential. Tsanko ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Understanding the Biology and Politics of Climate Change Denial - IVN News

      IVN News About 97-98% of climate science experts no longer debate whether anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is real and caused primarily by human activity. Current debates center on how serious, how soon, and what and where spec ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 

    Growing stem cells faster on seaweed - Phys.Org

      Phys.Org Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Fraunhofer scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly adjust the pore size and elasticity of th ....more | Save |  Share  Email 1st Dec 2015 
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