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Herpes virus to be weaponized to fight cancer

Viruses can make animals and humans sick - or healthy: Researchers have succeeded in genetically modifying the herpes simplex virus type 1, which triggers painful cold sores, in such a way that it can be used in the fight against cancer in the future.

Jun 1st, 2022

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Discovery offers starting point for better gene-editing tools

New research has big implications for genomic medicine. Scientists have defined with atomic precision a new genome editing tool that is less than half the size of CRISPR-Cas9 - currently the most reliable genome editing system. This new tool would allow scientists to fit genetic editors into smaller viral delivery systems to fix a variety of diseases.

May 26th, 2022

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Bacteria with recording function capture gut health status

Researchers have equipped gut bacteria with data logger functionality as a way of monitoring which genes are active in the bacteria. These microorganisms could one day offer a noninvasive means of diagnosing disease or assessing the impact of a diet on health.

May 12th, 2022

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Using AI to analyze large amounts of biological data

Researchers are applying a form of artificial intelligence (AI) - previously used to analyze how National Basketball Association (NBA) players move their bodies - to now help scientists develop new drug therapies for medical treatments targeting cancers and other diseases.

May 5th, 2022

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