Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine

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Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine

“We don't understand how the immune system fights influenza.” A month ago, the New York-based Human Vaccines Project kicked off the Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, an effort led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps …
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"Super hero blood" helps 7-year-old boy battle rare genetic disease

ALD prevents Veneklase from going to school or playing outside — his immune system can't handle it. “We're here nonstop until we make our daily doctor appointments,” said Veneklase's dad, Scot. “Most hospitals don't even know what ALD is,” his mother, Priscilla, added. Priscilla says she didn't find …
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Researchers use CRISPR to create the world's tiniest tape recorder

Per the research, the CRISPR-Cas adaptation system naturally copies snippets of DNA of invading viruses so that the immune system can respond more effectively to future invaders. In a statement, researcher Harris Wang, said the “CRISPR-Cas system is a natural biological memory device.”.
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Scientists Use CRISPR to Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Tape Recorder

Wang and the team used CRISPR-Cas, an immune system found in certain species of bacteria, to edit a plasmid into E.coli's DNA. These edits gave the bacteria the ability to replicate itself when exposed to a specific signal. Another plasmid was then modified and added to act as a reference when the …
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