Genomics
CRISPR technique may lead to hypoallergenic cats
Love cats but have allergies? Rejoice! Scientists have demonstrated that CRISPR gene editing of the cat allergen, Felis domesticus allergen I, could bring relief to those with cat allergies, according to a proof-of-concept study published online in the CRISPR Journal. Read More
Biomedical innovations bring hope to patients with musculoskeletal diseases
Geistlich Biomaterials Italia, Santhera Pharmaceuticals, and Sarepta Therapeutics have entered into a series of collaborations to develop innovative strategies for treating musculoskeletal diseases, ranging from gene therapy to regenerative medicine, according to a recent report in Cell and Gene Therapy Business Outlook, a sister publication of ScienceBoard. Read More
Scientists sequence complete human genome for the 1st time
A team of nearly 100 scientists from the Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium has for the first time unveiled the complete human genome. The findings were published on March 31 in the journal Science. Read More
Gene therapy shows long-term benefits for children with WAS
A lentiviral-based gene therapy treatment for children with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) has demonstrated long-term benefits, according to research recently published in Nature Medicine. The findings demonstrate a safe alternative to the traditional treatment protocol. Read More
Bacteria don invisibility cloak to fight cancer
Using bacteria to target tumors is a promising avenue for developing new treatments, although the risk of severe side effects is holding back clinical trials. Now, in a new study published on March 17 in Nature Biotechnology, researchers have developed a way to reversibly hide the microbes from the immune system, providing control over their growth. Read More
Berkeley Lab offers CRAGE kit for genome engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is offering a trial kit for its chassis-independent, recombinase-assisted, genome engineering (CRAGE) tool. Read More
Advancing the development of biologics provides stronger clinical options
A therapeutic area that is gaining traction is the field of biologics. Such therapies are highly useful in treating diseases because they can mimic and complement naturally occurring physiological processes in the human body that may be key to treating the dysfunction. As a result, biologics are frequently used to treat immune-mediated and inflammatory disease states. Read More
LabCentral Ignite receives $400K grant to improve diversity in STEM
LabCentral Ignite has been awarded $400,000 in grants and matching awards from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Breakthrough Properties, a life science real estate development company, to expand its Career Forge program. The nonprofit also announced that it is accepting applicants for its next Career Forge session. Read More
USCAP 2022: 4 tips for a more sustainable lab
LOS ANGELES -- The global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry has a carbon footprint greater than even the forestry or paper industry, but there are ways scientists can help decrease their environmental impact, according to a keynote lecture at this week's United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 meeting. Read More
Cellular map of tissues created by combining sequencing techniques
Researchers have described an approach to combine single-cell sequencing experiments with spatial transcriptomics to create maps of tissues according to cell type, according to new research published on March 21 in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Read More
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