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 Genetically engineered good bacteria could aid in combating disease

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Genetically engineered good bacteria could aid in combating disease.Our bodies are home to several bacterial species that help us maintain our health and wellbeing. Thus, engineering these … Continue reading → #news

Self-Destructing Malaria-Spreading Mosquitos? How Genetic Engineering Could Make It So

BioSpace

breakthrough study has found that altering the genetic makeup of malaria-carrying mosquito species could be the key to stopping the spread of the malaria virus and finally eradicating the disease

#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

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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.

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

#news #biotech International research team argues for combination of organic farming and genetic engineering

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: International research team argues for combination of organic farming and genetic engineering.For more sustainability on a global level, EU legislation should be changed to allow the use … Continue reading → #news

Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?

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Sickle Cell Anemia Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Clinical Trials Genetic Engineering Genetics and Heredity Race and EthnicitySuch treatments are extraordinarily promising and costly. Will the Biden administration commit to spending that could speed clinical trial results?

Boston Pharmaceuticals Licenses Potential NASH Treatment from Novartis

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

Researchers Halt Trial of Promising Sickle Cell Treatment

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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

New technology designed to genetically control disease-spreading mosquitoes

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Leveraging advancements in CRISPR-based genetic engineering, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a new system that restrains populations of mosquitoes that infect millions each year with debilitating diseases.

Researchers engineer cells to destroy malignant tumor cells but leave the rest alone

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Credit: McMaster University HAMILTON, ON June 28, 2021 — Researchers at McMaster University have developed a promising new cancer immunotherapy that uses cancer-killing cells genetically engineered outside the body to find and destroy malignant tumors.

ERS Genomics and Japan SLC Sign CRISPR/Cas9 License Agreement

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New approach can add diversity to crop species without breeding GMOs

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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) […].

ERS Genomics and Setsuro Tech Sign CRISPR/Cas9 License Agreement

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Cataloging nature’s hidden arsenal: Viruses that infect bacteria

Scienmag

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

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

Scienmag

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.

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.

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.

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

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#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

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.,

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.

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.

Human genome editing requires difficult conversations between science and society

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— 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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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 […].

Nobell Foods Receives $75 Million In Funding to Commercialize Their Plant-Based Cheese

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This cheese is different from other plant-based cheeses because the start-up uses genetically engineered soybeans to produce plant-based casein. Nobell Foods is a plant-based cheesemaker that recently received $75 million in a Series B funding round.