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Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

January 22, 2019

Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

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Broad Institute

A team that includes the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 and other systems for genome editing of eukaryotic organisms, including animals and plants, has engineered another CRISPR system, called Cas12b.

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Mapping the brain at high resolution

January 17, 2019

Mapping the brain at high resolution

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual neurons, trace connections between them, and visualize organelles inside neurons, over large volumes of brain tissue.

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Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

January 17, 2019

Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

A new study by researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT finds that the protein CPG2 is significantly less abundant in the brains of people with bipolar disorder (BD) and shows how specific mutations in the SYNE1 gene that encodes the protein undermine its expression and

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