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    Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabil… [...]

    Consumer Technology Association inducts Ray Kurzweil, 11 other visionaries into the 2017 Consumer Technology Hall of Fame

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) inducted Ray Kurzweil and 11 other industry leaders into the Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame at its 19th annual awards dinner, held Nov. 7, 2017 at the Rainbow Room, atop 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. CTA, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), created the Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor industry [...] [...]

    Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. In an article publishing 16 November in the open access journal PLOS B… [...]

    David Bowie and the art of slow innovation: A new strategy for global precision medicine

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories With what strategies should developing countries invest in for emerging biotechnologies and precision medicine? This timely question on biotechnology global development was discussed in an innovation analysis published in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. The analysis, co-authored by Vural Özdemir, MD, PhD, DABCP (Toronto, Canada) and George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece), notes that an “astutely global, and yet customized strategy for applications of omics and biotechnology innovations across countries and populations is sorely missing. Such globalization of science cannot be ‘one-size-fits-all-countries’, however, in much the same way drug treatments need to be customized through precision medicine.” [...]

    Team’s advance allows gene editing with surgical precision

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Yale researchers report they have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living organisms, an ability that is transforming medicine and biotechnology. The new method, described Nov. 16 in the journal Cell, eliminates som… [...]

    Researchers create 3-D cell arrays for more realistic experimental biological environments

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Paving the way for testing experimental drugs in more realistic environments, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered how to make tiny colonies of cells grow in useful new ways inside petri dishes. [...]

    Are petite poplars the future of biofuels? Studies say yes

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest’s best bets—the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains and their wood can be transformed into substances used in biofuel and high-value chemicals that we rely on in our daily lives. [...]

    Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to overturn a California decision that could force the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it can cause cancer. [...]

    Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to try to overturn a California decision that could result in labels warning that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer. [...]

    Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally important for the global food supply, providing more than 20 percent of the calories and 23 percent of … [...]