Development and application of a high-content virion display human GPCR array

Fabrication of a non-odorant VirD-GPCR array To develop the first high-content VirD array, we decided to focus on the 370 non-odorant GPCRs. We assembled a collection of open reading frames (ORFs) encoding 337 non-odorant GPCRs...

China set to introduce gene-editing regulation following CRISPR-baby furore

NEWS 20 May 2019 The draft rules mean that anyone who manipulates human genes in adults or embryos is responsible for adverse outcomes. He Jiankui's controversial gene-editing experiments on embryos have lead to tighter regulations...

‘Gentle recovery’ of Brazil’s leatherback turtles

Credit: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR Brazil’s leatherback turtles are making a “gentle recovery” after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows. Scientists studied nesting sites in the state of Espírito Santo in eastern Brazil...

Scientists are trying to learn to use bacteria for mining in other planets

If we are going to colonize space, we need to learn to mine it. Mining is how we get all the necessary materials to build stuff. Earth’s resources are not going to last forever...

Effects of a combinatorial treatment with gene and cell therapy on retinal ganglion cell...

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New DBTL workflow may enable more efficient production of pharmaceutical raw materials

Researchers in Japan have developed an integrated synthetic biology system to construct new metabolic pathways and enzymes within microbes. By incorporating a "Design, Build, Test, Learn" (DBTL) workflow, the production of pharmaceutical raw materials...

Antibiotic produced by the microbiome kills bacteria by disturbing energy metabolism

Credit: University of Tübingen/ Sebastian N. Wirtz A research team from the Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen as well as from the German Center for Infection Research has investigated the mode of action of a...

Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases

Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. The first...

IDT unveils latest additions to NGS portfolio at European Human Genetics Conference

Jun 13 2019 As part of its ongoing mission to advocate for researchers in the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) will unveil the latest additions to its NGS catalog to the European market at...

Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop

Southeern blueberry bees are the best Credit: Photo credit Blair Sampson, ARS. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, June 17, 2019–Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators–particularly native southeastern...

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