New CRISPR treatment enters human trial

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. High cholesterol is a modifiable risk factor for heart-related diseases. Biotech company Verve Therapeutics recently launched a human clinical trial of a gene-editing drug intended to lower cholesterol. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. In 2019, about 17.9 million … Read more

Grape breeding programs with the help of genomic prediction

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Breeding schemes usually involve first selecting the parents and then selecting the offspring within crosses. Genomic prediction is adapted to predict the mean of the cross and to classify the genotypes within the cross. These steps are consistent with the predictive ability components of genetic prediction. The cross mean is the … Read more

Researchers debate whether coffee really affects pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered through genetic analysis that coffee consumption may not affect pregnancy after all. Pregnant women can rest easy with researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia who have found that enjoying a daily latte or a long black during pregnancy does not lead to … Read more

Hibernation slows biological aging in bats

Photo: Large brown bats can live up to 19 years. Opinion more Credit: Brooke and Sherry Fenton The most common bat in the United States, the great brown bat, has an unusually long lifespan of up to 19 years. A new study led by researchers from the University of Maryland has identified one of the … Read more

Study shows early acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes

A new study of mothers and children from developing countries in Africa and South Asia reports the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the gut microbiota, with some ARGs appearing in newborns within hours of birth, potentially transmitted from the mother or from the hospital environment. . The study, published last week in nature … Read more

Agricultural Experiment Station in Bowery, Arkansas to develop disease-resistant spinach

Bowery Farming, the national vertical farming giant, has a new agreement with the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture to support research to develop spinach varieties that are bred for high-quality indoor production and thrive in the Bowery’s farming system. Scientists at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the Department of Agriculture, … Read more

Genetic research has found that a pink snapper swims more than 1,000 km

Scientists have confirmed that the western and southern coasts of Australia are home to three genetically distinct groups of pink snappers that have implications for fisheries management. Led by a team from Flinders University’s Molecular Ecology Laboratory, the study analyzed more than 10,000 genetic markers from nearly 300 snapper specimens and found that the species … Read more

A study showed that the natural response of apple trees to the virus reflects the mechanism of genetic modification

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Apple trees respond to a common viral infection by targeting a gene in the same pathway as geneticists, according to scientists from the University of Manchester. The discovery was published in current biology He shows that fruit trees, which grow rubbery branches when injured, reflect how scientists are trying to genetically … Read more