A Material that Undergoes Metabolism

June 4, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA-material that undergoes metabolism
Bioengineers at Cornell University are developing a DNA-based material that can be metabolized—i.e. both grown and be [MORE]

A “Universal Cancer Biomarker”

March 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

UQ Cancer test shows particles changing color
According to University of Queensland bioengineers: “When circulating tumor DNA fragments are placed in [MORE]


January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9 Editing of the Genome
CRISPR-Cas9, as its name indicates, is a two-part technology.  CRISPR locates a target sequence, and Cas [MORE]

Transomics at St. Jude’s

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

One thing that’s largely true about medical innovation is that the new is more expensive than the old. Clinical DNA [MORE]

A Genome in a Day

September 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

In living cells, a special polymerase named “terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase” (TdT) adds about a thousand nucleotides per second to a [MORE]

Once Again, Relative-Matching Nabs a Murderer

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Results on SmartPhone
Genealogy has long been the sport of elders discovering their family history in church registries, census and [MORE]

“Bridged Nucleic Acid” as a Guide for Gene Editing

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

A synthetic guide molecule appears to increase the targeting accuracy in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, according to a research group at [MORE]

Predictive Pediatric Screening for Childhood Diseases

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Testing for Childhood Diseases
Sema4 (Stamford, CT; a startup from NYC’s Mount Sinai Health System, is now marketing a home [MORE]

“Adaptive PCR”

March 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Adaptive PCR
Biomedical engineers at Vanderbilt University have devised a handheld PCR machine that uses “left-handed” DNA (i.e. the Z form) [MORE]

Custom Printing High Speed Nanorobots

March 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electric Propulsion Technology for Nanorobots
In applying electrical fields to nanorobots made of DNA, researchers at the University of Munich imagine [MORE]

Hacking Sequencers with Malware of Synthetic DNA; Scary

December 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Illumina Genome Analyzer II Sequencing Machine
Today’s science-fiction can become tomorrow’s breakthroughs or its nightmares. The piece describes such a bad [MORE]

DNA Robots

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

LQian Cargo Sorting DNA Robot
In the 64 years that scientists have known about the structure of DNA, enormous knowledge has [MORE]

Nanoparticles of DNA

November 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Studying the Signaling Process in Neurons with Nanocapsules
Neurosteroids are biochemical that promote neurogenesis and neuron survival—as one would wish in [MORE]

Hand-Held DNA Sequencer Widely Adopted

August 29, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MinION Sequencer
Oxford Nanopore Technologies (Oxford Science Park, UK) has had threats of patent infringement against its MinION, after which the [MORE]