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CPF1 mediated gene editing in humans

CRISPR/CPF1: New Simpler CRISPR Protein May Cut Patent Fights Short

New CRISPR discovered by original CRISPR/Cas9 discovery team promises simpler and more flexible gene editing with fewer legal tangles. Broad Institute Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the same one’s originally involved in the Cas9 discovery, combed through hundreds of bacterial CRISPR systems in the hopes of finding another natural gene editing system. They found […]

Researchers Develop Microfluidic Device Mimicking Vascular System

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed an improved microfluidic platform incorporating natural vascular structures for modeling the entire process of extravasation in vitro. The device has already been used to shown the effect of inflammatory cytokine TNF-α on tumor cell extravasation. Previous extravasation assays using microfluidic devices provide higher throughput but are […]

MIT and NASA Researchers Develop a Novel Neutron Microscope

A group of researchers from MIT and NASA have developed a new microscope that creates high resolution images using neutrons in the place of electrons or light used in conventional microscopy techniques. This new microscope utilizes the same principle used for focusing X-rays to focus neutron beams on a specimen. The main advantages of neutron […]

New Method Uses Magnetic Levitation to Separate Polymorphic Crystals

Many organic substances have the property of forming multiple crystal structures. These multiple crystal structures of the same compound are known as polymorphs. As the crystal structure varies, many physical properties of the substance, including solubility and rate of dissolution also varies. When it comes to crystalline pharmaceuticals, variations in solubility and rate of dissolution […]

Cells that do the Math

Calculators need not compulsorily be made of circuits printed on silicon chips anymore. A group of engineers from MIT have managed to create living calculators by transforming bacterial cells into number crunchers capable of computing logarithms, square roots and other arithmetic functions using three or less genetic parts. The synthetic computation circuits in these biological […]