More than 31,000 such mutations in the human genome are known to be associated with human genetic diseases. But CRISPR is not particularly efficient at correcting them. A new class of CRISPR-based tools efficiently corrects point mutations in cell lines, animal models and perhaps the clinic.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the main cause of chronic liver disease in developed countries. Investigations led by Dr. Di Liu from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, indicated that the commensal alcohol-producing <EM>Klebsiella pneumoniae</EM> may accelerate the development of NAFLD, thus emerging as a new risk factor for this metabolic disease.
A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona has aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic "eyes" at the night sky to capture the first images showing its unique view of galaxy light. It was the first test of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, with its nearly complete complement of components. The long-awaited instrument is designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which make...
China has achieved a 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map (GFCM) of 2018 for forest management, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Wednesday. The researchers constructed a high-resolution forest and non-forest sample database based on satellite remote sensing data. They realized automatic information extraction of global forest cover by using mach...
Chinese researchers have developed a new type of electrolyte to provide stable power cycling retention of batteries, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Tuesday. The results suggested the potential of the batteries for high-performance flexible energy storage applications.
China has successfully tested an unmanned sailboat for monitoring marine environment, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The sailboat named Hai'ou, meaning seagull, was developed by the Shenyang Institute of Automation under the CAS. It showed good performance in course control, position keeping and path tracking in the sea trial conducted in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province.
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