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Texas CRISPR gene editing opens new battlefront against Duchenne MD

Thirty five years ago the human gene that causes Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was discovered. It was hailed as a light bulb moment in understanding the disease mechanism. However, there was litt…

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Microbial lipoxygenases: a next target against antibiotic resistance?

Russian researchers Georgy Kurakin, Anna Samoukina and Nadezhda Potapova use bioinformatics to uncover the evolutionary roots of microbial lipoxygenase functionality and raise the possibility that th…


COVID-19: Testing times for laboratories

Following what may have felt like a slow uptake of voluntary third-party laboratory testing support during the fight against the COVID-29 pandemic, Lorraine Turner explains how UKAS has fast tracked …

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Flea bacteria

This digitally colourised scanning electron microscopic image depicts a number of yellow  Yersinia pestis bacteria.