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Beam Therapeutics Stock: A Leader in Gene Editing Tech?

Don’t invest in stories. Don’t invest in a company before they have meaningful revenues. Don’t invest in drug developers that have a great deal of regulatory risk. These are all rules we need to break if we want exposure to a technology that allows mankind to start playing with the…

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Frontiers | A Mutated Nme1Cas9 Is a Functional Alternative RNase to Both LwaCas13a and RfxCas13d in the Yeast S. cerevisiae

Introduction The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)–CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein systems naturally exist in prokaryotes. They are RNA-mediated defense mechanisms to protect bacteria and archaea from invading nucleic acids (Barrangou et al., 2007). CRISPR–Cas systems are classified into two classes (1 and 2). Class 2 CRISPR–Cas require a single…

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Convenience-sized RNA editing | MIT News

Last year, researchers at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research discovered and characterized Cas7-11, the first CRISPR enzyme capable of making precise, guided cuts to strands of RNA without harming cells in the process. Now, working with collaborators at the University of Tokyo, the same team has revealed that Cas7-11…

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A Highly Sensitive and Specific Detection Method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Fluoroquinolone Resistance Mutations Utilizing the CRISPR-Cas13a System

Objectives CRISPR-Cas13a system-based nucleic acid detection methods are reported to have rapid and sensitive DNA detection. However, the screening strategy for crRNAs that enables CRISPR-Cas13a single-base resolution DNA detection of human pathogens remains unclear. Methods A combined rational design and target mutation-anchoring CRISPR RNA (crRNA) screening strategy was proposed. Results…

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Using CRISPR/Cas to develop biosafety materials

The diagnosis and treatment of viral infections, especially those that cause large-scale outbreaks, is urgently needed, as the lack of these measures allows epidemics to progress. A new Biosafety and Health study discusses the use of the highly efficient clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated proteins (Cas) technology to…

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A genome-scale screen for synthetic drivers of T cell proliferation

Abramson, J. S. et al. Transcend NHL 001: immunotherapy with the CD19-directed CAR T-cell product JCAR017 results in high complete response rates in relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood 128, 4192–4192 (2016). Google Scholar  Shifrut, E. et al. Genome-wide CRISPR screens in primary human T cells reveal key regulators…

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Development of Cas12a-Based Cell-Free Small-Molecule Biosensors via Allosteric Regulation of CRISPR Array Expression

In nature, microbes have evolved different systems to sense external stimuli. Synthetic biology approaches (1) repurpose these systems as biosensors to specifically and sensitively detect various targets of interest. Although various highly sensitive and specific laboratory-based analytical methods (including high-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry) can detect small-molecule targets, they…

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Seven technologies to watch in 2022

The Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium is sequencing whole chromosomes.Credit: Adrian T. Sumner/SPL From gene editing to protein-structure determination to quantum computing, here are seven technologies that are likely to have an impact on science in the year ahead. Fully finished genomes Roughly one-tenth of the human genome remained uncharted when genomics researchers…

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Newly discovered protein essential for CRISPR/Cas3 genome editing

24 January 2022 A hidden component of the CRISPR/Cas3 genome editing system, which is essential for it to work, has been discovered by scientists. The CRISPR/Cas3 family of genome editing systems is similar to other CRISPR families but can uniquely make larger and more accurate changes to DNA (see BioNews…

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Collateral cleavage of 28s rRNA by RfxCas13d causes death of mice

Abstract Summary The CRISPR-Cas13 system is an RNA-guided RNA-targeting system, and has been widely used in transcriptome engineering with potentially important clinical applications. However, it is still controversial whether Cas13 exhibits collateral activity in mammalian cells. Here, we found that knocking down gene expression using RfxCas13d in the adult brain…

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RNA-targeting enzyme expands the CRISPR toolkit

McGovern Fellows Jonathan Gootenberg (left) and Omar Abudayyeh in their lab. Credit: Caitlin Cunningham Researchers at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research have discovered a bacterial enzyme that they say could expand scientists’ CRISPR toolkit, making it easy to cut and edit RNA with the kind of precision that, until…

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Jennifer Doudna’s CRISPR startup Mammoth Biosciences goes unicorn

The gene-editing tool CRISPR is moving toward the market, promising better tests, disease cures — and maybe even a woolly mammoth. The big picture: CRISPR is already a historic scientific achievement, but we’re just now entering the moment when it will begin to impact patients and possibly the planet. Driving…

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CRISPR Convenience: Cas7-11 Redefines RNA Editing

Scientists, typically, are on their own after their post-doc ends. Sometimes, albeit rarely, they team up, blending their ideas, money, and people. Connie Cepko, PhD, and Cliff Tabin, PhD, pioneered the idea of a lab partnership, spending the last few decades working together in their shared lab at Harvard Medical…

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Industry Trends and Global Forecasts, 2021-2030

INTRODUCTION Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) are a family of DNA sequences, which constitute a primitive immune system that is responsible for protecting prokaryotic cells from phage infections. New York, Aug. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “CRISPR Based Therapeutics Market by…

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