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Cheap and easy technique to snip DNA could revolutionize gene therapy - EurekAlert (press release)

Cheap and easy technique to snip DNA could revolutionize gene therapy - EurekAlert (press release) | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Cheap and easy technique to snip DNA could revolutionize gene therapy EurekAlert (press release) A simple, precise and inexpensive method for cutting DNA to insert genes into human cells could transform genetic medicine, making routine what now are...
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The Microbiome for Gastroenterologists - Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

The Microbiome for Gastroenterologists - Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News The Microbiome for Gastroenterologists Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News Although 16S rRNA is helpful in the identification of bacteria, it provides no information on genetic structure and function—information...
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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.
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Virus hiding in our genome protects early human embryos - life - 20 April 2015 - New Scientist

Virus hiding in our genome protects early human embryos - life - 20 April 2015 - New Scientist | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
A viral stowaway in our DNA rebuffs other viruses and activates genes when embryos are days old, supporting the idea that viruses are our silent
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Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows - Journal Review

Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows - Journal Review | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn tissue from calves...
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Did Neurons Evolve Twice? - Quanta Magazine

Did Neurons Evolve Twice? - Quanta Magazine | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
The comb jelly, a primitive marine creature, is forcing scientists to rethink how animals got their start.
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Scientists "Delete" HIV Virus From Human DNA For The First Time

Scientists "Delete" HIV Virus From Human DNA For The First Time | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
'It's an exciting discovery, but not ready to go into the clinic,' said Dr Khalili. - Researchers Eliminate HIV Virus From Cultured Human Ce...
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Don't edit the human germ line - Nature.com

Don't edit the human germ line - Nature.com | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Heritable human genetic modifications pose serious risks, and the therapeutic benefits are tenuous, warn Edward Lanphier, Fyodor Urnov and colleagues.
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USDA Just Approved Apples That Don’t Turn Brown

USDA Just Approved Apples That Don’t Turn Brown | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
More genetic engineering headlines. USDA clears non-browning apples for consumer purchase http://t.co/A2ixsIN6Up and http://t.co/32Qn9jcikk
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Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
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GEN | News Highlights:Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shown to Be the Real Deal

GEN | News Highlights:Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shown to Be the Real Deal | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Immune signature identified that shows chronic fatigue syndrome to be a biological illness instead of a psychological disorder.
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New device enables 3-D tissue engineering with multicellular building blocks

New device enables 3-D tissue engineering with multicellular building blocks | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
In creating engineered tissues intended to repair or regenerate damaged or diseased human tissues, the goal is to build three-dimensional tissue constructs densely packed with living cells.
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Tanzanian albino boy found mutilated

Tanzanian albino boy found mutilated | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
The body of an albino boy who went missing on Sunday is found in Tanzania with his limbs hacked off in what appears to be a witchcraft killing.
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PET Degradation by Enzymes :: News :: ChemistryViews

PET Degradation by Enzymes :: News :: ChemistryViews | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Genetic engineering of PET hydrolases for improved performance in PET degradation at high temperatures .
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Use of genetically engineered enzymes to improve disposal of plastics

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Row over human embryo gene editing - BBC News

Row over human embryo gene editing - BBC News | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
A controversial Chinese study that reveals genes in human embryos have been modified for the first time has reignited fierce scientific debate.
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Researchers Hope 'Super Bananas' Will Combat Vitamin A Deficiency

Researchers Hope 'Super Bananas' Will Combat Vitamin A Deficiency | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
If approved for cultivation, the genetically engineered fruit could revolutionize child health in much of the developing world
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Last surviving male northern white rhino is now under 24-hour guard

Last surviving male northern white rhino is now under 24-hour guard | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Sudan is guarded day and night by a group of rangers in Kenya who risk their lives on a daily basis as they try to keep the rhino from poachers lured by the thousands of pounds to be earned from ivory.
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Earliest African American Man Dated : DNews

Earliest African American Man Dated : DNews | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years. ->
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Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
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Jailbreaking yeast could amp up wine's health benefits, reduce...

Jailbreaking yeast could amp up wine's health benefits, reduce... | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Stay informed with the latest wine news, information and headlines from around the world. Read in-depth wine industry news, articles, and wine blogs
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McGill scientists show how nature controls animal size by growing ants that are twice their normal dimensions

McGill scientists show how nature controls animal size by growing ants that are twice their normal dimensions | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Canadian scientists have managed to double the size of experimental ants by unlocking the mystery of how an animal's environment affects how big it grows
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Worries over new roads in Tanzania's Serengeti

Worries over new roads in Tanzania's Serengeti | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Tanzanians want better roads to reach schools and markets, but more traffic could threaten the migration of animals across the country's Serengeti National Park.
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GEN | News Highlights:Graphene Demonstrates Anticancer Activity

GEN | News Highlights:Graphene Demonstrates Anticancer Activity | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Manchester say they have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.
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Scientists unveil map of 'epigenome,' a second genetic code

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular switches that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment...
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23andMe: Quest for Parkinson's cure opens door to genetic data mining - Contra Costa Times

23andMe: Quest for Parkinson's cure opens door to genetic data mining - Contra Costa Times | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
It's a new Silicon Valley frontier: Just as marketing companies are mining your Internet browsing habits to design the killer ad, new technologies are allowing pharmaceutical companies like Genentech to mine our DNA to create the next generation of...
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