MADRID, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category is shared, in this ninth edition, by Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna and Francisco Martínez Mojica, whose pioneering work has ignited “the revolution in biology permitted by CRISPR/Cas 9 techniques.” These tools facilitate genome modification with an unprecedented degree […]

A researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has been awarded a $250,000 grant to  study CRISPR/Cas9 technology‘s potential to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). CRISPR/Cas9 allows researchers to add, remove, or change sections of the DNA sequence. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) will give the grant to Eric Olson, PhD, and the Department of […]

Homer called it “a thing of immortal make.” The Chimera (have your pick of spellings) was a hideous hybrid: “lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire.” So, natch, the biomed fandom has been all goat-in-the-middle over a report in the current […]

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Benchling, the next-generation life science R&D software company, today announced the release of its Molecular Biology 2.0 system, an unprecedented extension of its existing molecular biology suite to power high-throughput sequence design for DNA, proteins, and CRISPR. Molecular Biology 2.0 incorporates batch sequence design, CRISPR design, and cloning software, […]

Kevin Frayer/Getty Adult female mosquitoes modified by gene drives to be infertile. In the small city of Terni in central Italy, researchers are putting the final touches on what could be the world’s most sophisticated mosquito cages. The enclosures, each occupying 150 cubic metres, simulate the muggy habitats in which Africa’s Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes thrive. […]

Submit the press release Gene editing is the insertion, deletion or replacement of DNA at a specific site in the genome of living organism. Gene editing is a type of genetic engineering technique and is also called as genome editing. Gene editing can be accomplished by using engineered nucleases also known as molecular scissors. From […]

Penn State University professor Yinong Yang has developed an anti-browning mushroom using the CRISPR gene-editing tool. Photo by Penn State University Marketers say the idea of a non-browning mushroom developed through gene-editing techniques is intriguing, although few seem to know if consumers will accept the idea. Penn State University professor Yinong Yang developed the anti-browning […]

DNA is an incredible thing, carrying precious information in a small space to make you who you are — genetically, at least. This double-helix polymer carries all the information required for growth, development, functioning, and reproduction for all living things. DNA is made up of four nucleotide bases that pair up with each other – […]

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy today announced it has granted $250,000 to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researcher Eric Olson for his study of a CRISPR/Cas9-based treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Olson said in a statement that he would use the funding to test the effectiveness and safety of CRISPR […]

HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), today announced a $250,000 grant to be awarded to Dr. Eric Olson and the Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This grant, part of PPMD’s Gene Transfer Initiative, […]