Genetics

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News • Researchers improve DNA cut-and-paste technique

Increasing safety for "gene scissors" CRISPR-Cas9

A new approach on the genetic tool CRISPR-Cas9 could reduce the risk of unwanted mutation, making it safer for use in humans, Dutch researchers have found.

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News • Potential and pitfalls of CRISPR

Gene therapies raise difficult legal and ethical questions

New advanced therapies can alleviate or cure chronic diseases. But medical progress, such as the gene editing tool CRISPR, raises the question of how rights should be protected and balanced.

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News • Driving genes of AMR in focus

Tracking the global spread of antimicrobial resistance

An international research team has provided valuable new information about what drives the global spread of genes responsible for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria.

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News • Precision medicine

Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer

An international team highlights the importance of localising BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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News • CLL types with distinct biological and clinical features

Whole genome profiling reveals new leukaemia subgroups

A collaborative study has defined five new subgroups of the most common type of blood cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), and associated these with clinical outcomes.

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News • Researchers develop noninvasive approach

FUSIN: Delivering gene therapy with ultrasound

Treatment of central nervous system diseases and tumors is often hindered by the blood-brain barrier. A new method aims to overcome this obstacle using focused ultrasound intranasal delivery (FUSIN).

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