Move over Cas9, CRISPR-Cas3 might hold the key to solving the antibiotics crisis

Researchers at North Carolina-based Locus Biosciences think they have a potential cure for antibiotic resistance using CRISPR’s lesser-known Cas3 enzyme. Most of the interest in CRISPR...

Let there be light! Online platform lets students do science in real time

Dubbed the Biology Cloud Lab, the interactive platform is designed to engage scientists of all ages by letting them remotely control LEDs around communities of light-responsive cells. The post Let there...

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Cancerous tumors carry certain genetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for...

Siren Care makes a “smart” sock to track diabetic health

Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has created smart socks that use temperature sensors to detect inflammation — and therefore injury — in realtime for diabetics. Co-founder Ran Ma was working...

Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time

A group of Chinese scientists just injected a human being with cells genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is the first time CRISPR has been...

Gut health startup uBiome raised $22 million and is launching a DNA test for...

There are a lot of startups looking at your DNA these days but uBiome stands out as unique among them for testing the DNA of...

Scientists made babies from mouse skin cells

A group of Japanese scientists from Kyushu University has successfully turned mouse skin cells into baby mice without the use of egg cells. The technology skips over...

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China's bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the...