Plant genetic engineering to fight ‘hidden hunger’

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#news #biotech Restoring eyesight with genetically engineered stem cells

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Restoring eyesight with genetically engineered stem cells.Restoring eyesight with genetically engineered stem cells arlene.weintraub Mon, 11/30/2020 – 09:46 from FierceBiotech: Biotech [link].

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#news #biotech Plant genetic engineering to fight hidden hunger

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Plant genetic engineering to fight hidden hunger.More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient malnutrition due to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins.

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Pigs for Food, Possible Medical Use

The Pharma Data

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Pigs for Food, Possible Medical Use. 14, 2020 — The first genetically engineered pigs for use as food or for potential future biomedical use — such as transplantation — in humans have been approved by the U.S.

Genetic engineering without unwanted side effects helps fight parasites

Scienmag

Around a third of the world’s population carries Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that puts people with a weakened immune system at risk and can trigger malformations in the womb. The single-celled pathogen also leads to economic losses in agriculture, with toxoplasmosis increasing the risk of abortion among sheep, for example. The parasite has a complex […].

Genetically engineered T cells could lead to therapies for autoimmune diseases

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A new study has found that a novel T cell genetically engineered by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers is able to target and attack pathogenic T cells that cause Type 1 diabetes, which could lead to new immunotherapy treatments. Medicine & Health Biotechnology cancer Cell Biology Gene Therapy Genetics Immunology/Allergies/Asthma Medicine/Health

#news #biotech Genetic engineering without unwanted side effects helps fight parasites

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Genetic engineering without unwanted side effects helps fight parasites.Modified CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing scissors are enabling researchers at the University of Zurich to make alterations to the genetic … Continue reading → #news

Boston Pharmaceuticals Licenses Potential NASH Treatment from Novartis

BioSpace

Boston Pharmaceuticals licensed the drug candidate BOS-580, an injectable, genetically engineered variant of human FGF21

Researchers Halt Trial of Promising Sickle Cell Treatment

NY Times

Sickle Cell Anemia Leukemia Bone Marrow Genetic Engineering Clinical Trials Bluebird Bio Inc Williams, David II DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Busulfan Drugs (Pharmaceuticals

Is China Using CRISPR to Create Super Soldiers?

BioSpace

Has China discovered a super-soldier formula through the capabilities of genetic engineering? A U.S. government official claims this is exactly what is happening

ERS Genomics and Setsuro Tech Sign CRISPR/Cas9 License Agreement

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Cataloging nature’s hidden arsenal: Viruses that infect bacteria

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And despite the numerous clever drugs and genetic engineering […]. Biology Bacteriology Genetics Microbiology Virology

New ‘split-drive’ system puts scientists in the (gene) driver seat

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Researchers develop tunable system that harnesses the spread of cargo carried by gene drives Credit: Gerard Terradas, UC San Diego Powerful new genetic engineering methods have given scientists the potential to revolutionize several sectors of global urgency.

New mouse model provides first platform to study late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

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April 27, 2021 — University of California, Irvine biologists have developed a new genetically engineered mouse model that, unlike its predecessors, is based on the most common form of Alzheimer’s disease. Biology Alzheimer Genetics Medicine/Health NeurobiologyFirst-of-its-kind advance holds promise for making new strides in research, treatments Irvine, Calif.,

#news #biotech New, reversible CRISPR method can control gene expression while leaving underlying DNA sequence unchanged

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: New, reversible CRISPR method can control gene expression while leaving underlying DNA sequence unchanged.Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing … Continue reading → #news

Human genome editing requires difficult conversations between science and society

Scienmag

— In October of 2020, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery of an adaptable, easy way to edit genomes, known as CRISPR, which has transformed the world of genetic engineering. Ethics Biology Genetics Mass Media Medical/Scientific Ethics Medicine/Health Policy/Ethics Social/Behavioral ScienceMADISON, Wis.

Rubius Therapeutics Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock

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NASDAQ: RUBY) (“Rubius”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is genetically engineering … Continue reading → GlobeNewswireRubius Therapeutics Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock Rubius Therapeutics Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock CAMBRIDGE Mass., March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rubius Therapeutics, Inc.

Rubius Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

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NASDAQ: RUBY) (“Rubius”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is genetically engineering … Continue reading → GlobeNewswireRubius Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock Rubius Therapeutics Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rubius Therapeutics, Inc.

Molecule holds promise to reprogram white blood cells for better cancer treatment

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In this type of therapy, T cells, a type of white blood cell, are collected from a patient’s blood and subjected to genetic engineering to produce T cells carrying a synthetic molecule termed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) […].

Gene therapy using ‘zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s disease, animal study shows

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Treatment involving a single injection has long-lasting effects BOSTON – Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau–a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease–in an animal model of the condition.

CIBMTR Completes Enrollment in Yescarta® Long-Term Post-Marketing Safety Study, 2 Years Ahead of Schedule

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Biotech cotton key to eliminating devastating pest from US and Mexico

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A multifaceted strategy combining genetically engineered cotton with classical pest control tactics eradicated the pink bollworm from […]. For much of the past century, the invasive pink bollworm wreaked havoc in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico — inflicting tens of millions of dollars in damage annually to cotton on both sides of the border.

#news #biotech Can a miniscule worm hold the secret to genetically reversing brain damage?

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Can a miniscule worm hold the secret to genetically reversing brain damage? A team of Hebrew University researchers have successfully used genetic engineering as a first step to … Continue reading → #news

Synergy between biotech and classical control tactics rid US of invasive pest

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Credit: Agricultural Research Service-USDA.

Flipping light on-off turns bacteria into chemical factories

Scienmag

Credit: Avalos Lab/Princeton University Researchers at Princeton University have created a new and improved way to more precisely control genetically engineered bacteria: by simply switching the lights on and off.

Rubius Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data for RTX-321, a Red Cell Therapeutic™ Oncology Product Candidate for HPV-Positive Cancers, Demonstrating its Dual Mechanism of Action

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Nasdaq:RUBY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is genetically engineering red blood cells to create an … Continue reading → GlobeNewswireRTX-321 Induces Antigen-Specific Stimulation Combined with Broad Stimulation of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rubius Therapeutics, Inc.

COVID-19 lung damage caused by persistence of ‘abnormal cells’

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The study, published today in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine, by King’s College London in collaboration with University of Trieste and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biology in Italy, shows the unique characteristics to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and may […]. Investigations of deceased COVID-19 patients have shed light on possible lung damage caused by the virus.

$3.9M project on self-deleting genes takes aim at mosquito-borne diseases

Scienmag

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers’ work to aid mosquito control efforts To control mosquito populations and prevent them from transmitting diseases such as malaria, many researchers are pursuing strategies in mosquito genetic engineering. A new Texas A&M AgriLife Research project aims to enable temporary “test runs” of proposed genetic changes in mosquitoes, after which the changes […].

Golden meat: Engineering cow cells to produce beta carotene

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Scientists prove cell-cultured meat products can offer enhanced nutrition compared to conventionally produced meat A group of researchers at Tufts University have genetically engineered cow muscle cells to produce plant nutrients not natively found in beef cells.

Genetic Vaccine Development for Infectious Diseases Summit

Pharma Phorum

A combination of urgent need, unprecedented investments, and advances in genetic engineering has allowed what was once mere speculation to become not only our reality, but our future. The post Genetic Vaccine Development for Infectious Diseases Summit appeared first on.

CRISPR Therapeutics begins natural killer cell cancer tie-up with Nkarta

Pharma Phorum

Founded by Nobel prize winner Emmanuelle Charpentier, CRISPR Therapeutics has been at the forefront of the gene editing technology and has refined it to the point where it can be used to accurately edit DNA to correct genetic conditions or modify cells to fight disease.

Taconic Biosciences Expands Immuno-oncology Animal Model PortfolioCritical Jh Syngeneic Tumor Model Host Now Available on a B6 Background

The Pharma Data

These models are engrafted with mouse tumors derived from the same strain background; this genetic similarity between tumor and host prevents the host from rejecting the tumor. Taconic Biosciences is a fully-licensed, global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and services.

AI-designed serotonin tracker could help develop neurology drugs

Pharma Phorum

Tian’s lab builds on the work of scientists in the lab of Dr Loren Looger, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, who used traditional genetic engineering techniques to convert the bacterial protein into a sensor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

2nd Macrophage-directed Therapies Summit

Pharma Phorum

billion acquisition of Forty Seven by Gilead is an example of the explosive excitement and investment into macrophage-directed therapies, utilizing CD47 checkpoint blockades, repolarization approaches and engineered macrophages, that we have witnessed in recent months.

AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Shows High Efficacy

XTalks

Developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, the COVID vaccine is an adenovirus vector-based vaccine derived from chimpanzees that contains a genetically engineered virus that causes the common cold in chimpanzees, along with the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

South African variant may cut response from Pfizer/BioNTech shot, study finds

Pharma Phorum

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch based their findings on lab tests using SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses that were genetically engineered to have the same mutations as those in the strain that is causing scientists so much concern.

PlateletBio Names Dr. Steven Altschuler as Chairman of its Board of Directors

The Pharma Data

Its cell therapy platform produces “platelet-like cells” (PLCs) capable of performing vital biological functions and able to be genetically engineered into multiple allogeneic therapies. 28, 2021 12:30 UTC. WATERTOWN, Mass.–(

Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify CRISPR Dimmer

The Pharma Data

But altering the tracr-L with genetic engineering to make it function more like a guide RNA increased CRISPR-Cas9 cuts.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID jab works against Brazil variant; lab study

Pharma Phorum

The study suggests that serum taken from patients injected with the mRNA shot, also known as BNT162b2, was able to neutralise a genetically engineered version of SARS-CoV-2 with the P.1

Good Gut Bacteria Can Aid in Healing Intestines Damaged by IBD

XTalks

The study developed and researched microbe-controlled and genetically-engineered mice to understand the healing response in the intestine when receiving specific signals from bacteria.

In the precision medicine era, the line between products and services is blurred

Pharma Phorum

The treatments are developed using cutting- edge technologies such as genomic sequencing and genetic engineering, helping to account for the individual variability in both patient and disease characteristics.

COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Being Developed and What It All Mean for Us

Riverside Clinical Research

There are also genetically engineered vaccines which use RNA and DNA to copy the S protein in hopes of. There is no question that humankind requires assistance…a heavy-hitter, a formidable opponent to help. combat COVID-19. An effective vaccine is exactly that shot in the arm we need to protect ourselves. against this deadly pandemic. So, that begs the question, “Where are we in the process of COVID-19. vaccine development?”.

NHS and Kite sign access deal for Kite’s cancer cell therapy Tecartus

Pharma Phorum

CAR-T therapies are made by harvesting a patient’s T-cells, genetically engineering them to target cancer cells and reintroducing them into the body. NHS patients in England will be among the first in the world to receive Gilead’s Tecartus cancer cell therapy for certain types of lymphoma, after the company’s specialist Kite unit struck a deal with NICE. .