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September 15, 2017

Doubts raised over validity of CRISPR-edited human embryo study

In bioRxiv paper, embryologists and geneticists question whether gene repair could have occurred as reported

September 15, 2017

DNA robot sorts and delivers

Nucleic acid construct picks up, moves, and drops off fluorescent cargo to predetermined locations

September 14, 2017

One-pot synthesis yields grapevine moth sex pheromone

Ecofriendly vineyard pest control made more efficiently by new process

September 14, 2017

Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction trifecta

LepI catalyzes three concerted rearrangements en route to the natural insecticide leporin C

September 11, 2017

Nondestructive surgical mass spec

Water droplets extract compounds that can distinguish between normal tissue and cancer tissue

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