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Using CRISPR, new technique makes it easy to map genetic networks

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The FINANCIAL -- CRISPR-Cas9 makes it easy to knock out or tweak a single gene to determine its effect on an organism or cell, or even another gene. But what if you could perform several thousand experiments at once, using CRISPR to tweak every gene in the genome individually and quickly see the impact of each? A team of University of California, Berkeley, scientists has developed an easy way to do just that, allowing anyone to profile a cell, including human cells, and rapidly determine all the DNA sequences in the genome that regulate the expression of a specific gene.…

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Using CRISPR, new technique makes it easy to map genetic networks

11 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- CRISPR-Cas9 makes it easy to knock out or tweak a single gene to determine its effect on an organism or cell, or even another gene. But what if you could perform several thousand experiments at once, using CRISPR to tweak every gene in the genome individually and quickly see the impact of each? A…

Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn’t need to breathe

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers have discovered the only known animal that does not need oxygen to survive. It’s the first multicellular animal found in the wild to not have the DNA. Does this discovery mean that we should rethink the need for oxygen-based metabolisms as a prerequisite for animal life?  Researchers just discovered a unique organism…