Genetic Engineering

Reverse disease processes using a new gene therapy strategy

Scientists have developed a new gene-therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that has the potential to reverse disease processes. STUDY OF INTEREST Gene therapy strategy  DETAIL STUDY Scientists turn a natural cellular process into a drug-delivery system Though the research was intended as a …

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What Biotechnologists learnt from 1000-year-old chewing gum?

Scientists have yielded the complete genetic data from “chewing gum”. The time machine is not yet a reality. But with the help of genetic tools and principle scientists have gone behind 5,700-year-old. Scientists have yielded the complete genetic data from “chewing gum” which is acknowledged to be from the stone age. So let us unveil …

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Injury recovery using tendon stem cells

 New research reveals the existence of tendon stem cells that could potentially be harnessed to improve tendon healing and even to avoid surgery.  STUDY OF INTEREST Tendon stem cell  DETAIL STUDY In the latest research scientists claim for the existence of tendon stem cells. These cells could potentially be used in tendon healing. Tendon injury …

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Make Human-Made DNA Invisible- A new strategy of Genetic Engineering

Scientists have developed a new approach  to genetically engineer bacteria by making human-made DNA invisible to a bacterium’s defenses. In theory, the method can be applied to almost any type of bacteria. STUDY OF INTEREST Genetic Engineering  DETAIL STUDY This new genetic engineering tool opens up the possibilities for research on bacteria that haven’t been …

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Alert ‘Your cells might record and track genomic data’

Engineers from MIT have programmed human and bacterial cells to keep a record of complex molecular events. STUDY OF INTEREST DOMINO (DNA-based Ordered Memory and Iteration Network Operator) DETAIL STUDY Biocomputing is a recent trend in getting and processing information about our body. There is plenty of research going on in the field of medical …

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First corneal transplant made from iPS cells in a woman is successful

Scientists from Japan were successful in creating an incredible feat of medical advancement. The researchers from Osaka University in Japan performed the first-ever corneal transplant in July, using reprogrammed stem cells(iPS cells). STUDY OF INTEREST Corneal transplant using induced pluripotent stem cells  DETAIL STUDY In a recent breakthrough, a woman with a corneal disease has …

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THE FIRST DESIGNER TWINS USING CRISPR TECHNOLOGY

Efforts towards the first designer twins, whose gene is edited using CRISPR tool. You might have heard about Genetically Modified (GM) food, GM crops, GM animals, have you ever come across GM babies?  Yes, right now the new trend in science and technology world is designer babies using CRISPR technology!!  Here is a scenario where …

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THE EMERGING GENE EDITING TOOL: CRISPR-Cas9

STUDY OF INTEREST CRISPR CAS9  DETAIL STUDY The biggest biotechnology discovery of the century is CRISPR CAS9. This tool has already stepped in to revolutionize the biotechnology. Scientists have hacked this tool to study diseases and discover drugs at a faster rate. The famous application of CRISPR being the modification of the human genome, along …

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