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Another Step Forward in Genetic Engineering of Mosquitoes

“Yellow, three-eyed, wingless mosquitoes” have made headlines this week, but the researchers at the University of California, Riverside, behind the news call the disruption of mosquitoes’ cuticle, wing, and eye development a “proof of concept” for a new advance in the genetic engineering method known as CRISPR/Cas9. 577 more words

Insects In The News

Genetic engineering mechanism visualized

Researchers at Kanazawa University and the University of Tokyo report in Nature Communications the visualization of the dynamics of ‘molecular scissors’ — the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique. 811 more words


Single-molecule movie of DNA search and cleavage by CRISPR-Cas9

Single-molecule movie of DNA search and cleavage by CRISPR-Cas9. pic.twitter.com/3NQxmbvzJF

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This movie shows the release of the cleaved DNA from the Cas9-RNA complex.

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Podcast Response: Genetic Engineer for Sleeping Less

Original Podcast: NPR Hidden Brain – Eyes Wide Open: Part 1

Sleep is a huge topic these days.

In fact, it’s been a point of discussion for long time now. 405 more words


Rebecca Wilbanks, Postdoctoral Fellow

Rebecca Wilbanks received her PhD in 2017 from Stanford’s Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and holds a BA summa cum laude in comparative literature and biological sciences from Cornell University. 275 more words


Review: Voidstalker by John Graham

Synopsis: What glitters is gold, but beneath it is rot. Humanity has a sprawling interstellar empire. Advances in science and the resources of countless frontier worlds have brought untold prosperity to its citizens. 275 more words