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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,...

2014-05-14 08:31:21

RICHMOND, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics(®) will be presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT). Fourteen oral and poster presentations, given by Sangamo scientists and their academic collaborators, will detail data from Sangamo's therapeutic and research programs...

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...

2014-04-28 10:17:33

A next-generation genome editing system developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators substantially decreases the risk of producing unwanted, off-target gene mutations. In a paper receiving online publication in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report a new CRISPR-based RNA-guided nuclease technology that uses two guide RNAs, significantly reducing the chance of cutting through DNA strands at mismatched sites. "This system combines the ease of use of the widely...

2013-10-01 15:33:50

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to defective proteins clumping together in the brain. With proteins, shape is everything. The correct shape allows some proteins to ferry atoms or molecules about a cell, others to provide essential cellular scaffolding or identify invading bacteria for attack. When proteins...

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