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2014-09-18 08:28:43

U-M Leading Significant Gene Editing Initiatives, Including Top 100 Oncogene Screen ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today it has entered into a new gene editing partnership with the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School's Vector Core. Under the partnership, Sigma-Aldrich will provide the Vector Core with Sigma CRISPR technology, experimental design consultation, and dedicated gene editing bioinformaticians. The...

Genetically edited fruit Coming Soon?
2014-08-15 03:25:23

Cell Press Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on August 13th. With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies new and different, genetically edited fruits might be met with greater acceptance by society at large than genetically modified organisms...

2014-07-29 12:35:05

The CRISPR/Cas9 system enables accurate and efficient genetic engineering. ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAGE Labs Inc., a leading provider of products, services and technologies in the field of genome engineering, announced today that they have licensed CRISPR/Cas9 technology from the Broad Institute. The license enables SAGE Labs to use the CRISPR/Cas9 system to engineer cell and animal models for their clients as well as distribute validated CRISPR reagents. This is the...

2014-07-15 13:33:52

Emory Health Sciences Bacterial defense system vs phages has unexpected functions CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to fend off viruses, is involved in promoting antibiotic resistance in Francisella novicida, a close relative of the bacterium that causes tularemia. The finding contrasts with previous observations in other bacteria that the CRISPR system hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance genes. The results are scheduled for publication in PNAS Early Edition....

2014-07-07 12:28:43

CRISPR/Cas9 system allows researchers to quickly and precisely edit DNA ST. LOUIS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAGE Labs Inc., a leading provider of in vivo products, services and technologies in the field of genome engineering, today launched its SAGEspeed CRISPR/Cas9 Reagents. These reagents enable researchers to quickly and easily perform genetic engineering in animal models, such as mice and rats, as well as cell lines. Since 2009, SAGE Labs has been using targeted nucleases,...

2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have devised a way to detect unintended side effects of manipulating genes using a revolutionary new system that is sweeping the scientific world by storm. The gene targeting system, called CRISPR, allows editing of genetic information at specifically targeted sites in the genome. UVA’s new approach reveals the system has...

2014-05-27 11:46:17

University of Bristol An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Münster and the Lithuanian Institute of Biotechnology have observed the process by which a class of enzymes called CRISPR – pronounced 'crisper' – bind and alter the structure of DNA. The results, published in the Proceedings of the National...

2014-05-14 23:02:07

The new NextGEN™ CRISPR genome engineering tools and services provided by Transposagen are ideal when research and drug discovery applications require clean, high-precision genome editing. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Altering the genome with targeted nucleases is powerful and increasingly necessary for research and drug discovery. The CRISPR-Cas9 system has gained popularity due to its simplicity and high efficiency. While the original CRISPR technology is not owned or...

2014-05-11 00:21:06

The NextGEN(TM) CRISPR genome engineering tools and services provided by Transposagen are ideal when research and drug discovery applications require clean, high-precision genome editing. LEXINGTON, Ky., May 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Altering the genome with targeted nucleases is powerful and increasingly necessary for research and drug discovery. The CRISPR-Cas9 system has gained popularity due to its simplicity and high efficiency. While the original CRISPR technology is not...

2014-05-06 08:33:26

Innovative paired-nickase design provides breakthrough that minimizes off-target effects to accelerate genetic research ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the availability of high-fidelity Sigma(®) CRISPR paired nickases, a novel patent-pending gene editing tool that can be easily and inexpensively employed in academic, agricultural, pharmaceutical, human health and other applications. The high-fidelity CRISPR technology...


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