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Enzyme

A protein produced by a living organism which acts to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.



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CRISPR patent dispute ramps up with filing of court appeal

31 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The University of California has moved to appeal a decision of the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board over the use of CRISPR in eukaryotic cells... [Read More]

Genome editing used to slow cancer growth

30 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

US scientists have delayed cancer cell growth by using genome editing to remove a protein... [Read More]

Men and women express 6500 genes differently

08 May 2017 - by Helen Robertson

At least 6500 genes are expressed at different levels in male or female body tissues, finds a new study... [Read More]

Highly sensitive CRISPR diagnostic tool created

24 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows and Annabel Slater

A new highly sensitive diagnostic system for diseases has been adapted from CRISPR... [Read More]

First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease

17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]

Liquorice could lower female fertility

14 November 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A compound found in liquorice can have adverse effects on follicle growth and sex hormone production in mouse ovaries... [Read More]

Gene therapy halts early Alzheimer's disease in mice

17 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater

A new gene therapy has slowed the progress of early Alzheimer's disease in mice... [Read More]

Vitamins A and C erase cell memory to create stem cells

17 October 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist

Vitamins A and C help to convert adult cells into stem cells by performing a cell 'reset', erasing their epigenetic memory, a study has found... [Read More]

CRISPR used to investigate non-coding regions of the genome

03 October 2016 - by Helen Robertson

Two teams of researchers have used CRISPR genome editing technology to identify 'non-coding' regions of the genome for the first time... [Read More]

Alcoholism linked to impulse-control enzyme in brain

05 September 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A recent study has identified lower levels of an enzyme related to impulse control in the brain during alcohol dependence... [Read More]

Gene involved in egg and sperm production linked to Down's syndrome

15 August 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe

Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps ensure egg and sperm cells contain the right number of chromosomes... [Read More]

Switching off rogue gene could prevent asthma

25 July 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis

A gene involved in the muscles of the respiratory system may be the trigger for asthma, according to a study... [Read More]

Sperm self-destruction may lie behind maternal mitochondrial inheritance

04 July 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe

Researchers have identified a gene that, when activated, causes mitochondria inherited from sperm to be destroyed shortly after fertilisation... [Read More]

MIT CRISPR team turn to RNA

06 June 2016 - by Ayala Ochert and Amina Yonis

The team that developed the CRISPR/Cas9 DNA-editing technique have now developed a new system that could allow RNA editing... [Read More]

CRISPR upgrade promises single-letter gene editing

25 April 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya

Scientists have fine tuned the genome-editing tool CRISPR so that it can now edit a single 'letter' of DNA... [Read More]

CRISPR can't cut it against HIV

11 April 2016 - by James Brooks

Scientists testing whether the CRISPR genome-editing technique could effectively kill HIV in infected cells have found that, while the approach works in most cases, it can also cement the virus's presence... [Read More]

CRISPR-like immune system found in giant virus

07 March 2016 - by Kirsty Oswald

Researchers have found that mimiviruses, a class of giant viruses, have an immune system reminiscent of the CRISPR system used by bacteria to evade infection... [Read More]

Genome editing and CRISPR: The science of engineering the embryo

18 January 2016 - by Dr Jess Buxton

We report from the third session of the annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, titled 'Genome Editing and CRISPR: The Science of Engineering the Embryo', which discussed these new technologies and how they might be used in the future... [Read More]

Event Review: The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2015

21 December 2015 - by Isobel Steer

If you'd like to learn more about epigenetics, or just watch a masterly science presenter at work, look to 2015 Francis Crick Prize winner Professor Rob Klose... [Read More]

Summit agrees genome editing to proceed, with caution

07 December 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie

An international summit has agreed conditions under which human genome editing, using techniques like CRISPR, should proceed... [Read More]

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Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009  Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
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