23:12 , Mar 2, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Engineered Cas9 could increase PAM targeting, DNA specificity

A study published in Nature showed that using protein evolution methods on Staphylococcus pyogenes Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) broadened protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) compatibility and increased DNA specificity, suggesting that the engineered enzyme could improve...
22:42 , Jan 3, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Caltech develops acoustic tech to track cells

In a paper published in Nature , researchers at the California Institute of Technology genetically modified bacterial cells to be detectable inside a live host using ultrasound imaging, providing a sensitive cell tracking method for...
07:00 , Oct 8, 2012 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Addgene, Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research deal

Addgene, a not-for-profit plasmid bank, partnered with the foundation to assemble a collection of plasmid DNA samples for use in Parkinson's disease (PD) research. Addgene will be responsible for curating and distributing the plasmids. The...