GENES

Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Published 26/04/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - International scientists have identified 44 genetic variants that can increase the risk of developing major depression and found that all humans carry [more…]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Published 05/12/2017

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests. [more…]

Tracking Zika: Virus hit earlier than thought in Brazil, Florida

Tracking Zika: Virus hit earlier than thought in Brazil, Florida

Published 24/05/2017

FILE PHOTO: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, on February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

Studies using gene sequencing equipment to trace the path of Zika through the Americas show the virus arrived a year before the first case was detected in Brazil, and several months before it was first reported in Florida.

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University of California files appeal over CRISPR patents

University of California files appeal over CRISPR patents

Published 13/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters on May 15, 2012. REUTERS/National Human Genome Research Institute/Handout/File Photo

The University of California is appealing a U.S. patent ruling over the game-changing gene editing technology known as CRISPR that favored the Broad Institute, a research affiliate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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U.S. patent agency to weigh rival claims on gene-editing technology

U.S. patent agency to weigh rival claims on gene-editing technology

Published 12/12/2016

The U.S. patent agency on Tuesday will hear arguments in a heated dispute over who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.

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