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Precision antibacterials

Similar to the vaccines against the coronavirus, RNA-based antibiotics could significantly improve modern medicine. Scientists investigate the prerequisites that such antibiotics must meet for this strategy to work.

Jun 28th, 2022

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Repairing nature with DNA tech

The monumental global task to restore degraded ecosystems will need to include sophisticated technologies such as environmental DNA monitoring to understand and support the recovery of complex biospheres. Genomics provides some important 'weapons' in the fight to repair ecosystems - from authenticating seed sources to improving the detection of invasive weeds or animals.

Jun 27th, 2022

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New artificial intelligence tool to predict protein function

Not only could this new tool help with the difficult job of altering proteins in practically useful ways, but it also works by methods that are fully interpretable - an advantage over the conventional artificial intelligence that has aided with protein engineering in the past.

Jun 23rd, 2022

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Another step towards synthetic cells

Scientists now able to take the next step towards synthetic cells: They introduced functional DNA-based cytoskeletons into cell-sized compartments and showed functionality.

Jun 21st, 2022

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