An artist’s representation of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic sequence with the “hairpin” lock added to the left side of the system, which increases its precision by an average of 50-fold
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Engineering 'Hairpins' Increases CRISPR Accuracy

Added piece of RNA could improve the precision of CRISPR 50-fold

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infograph on AI patterns in cholera
May 8, 2018

AI Detects Patterns Of Gut Microbes for Cholera Risk

Researchers from Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh have used machine learning algorithms to spot patterns within communities of bacteria living in the human gut that no human would ever be able to pick out.
 A stained section of lung tissue taken from mice infected with a tuberculosis-like bacteria and treated with an MMP inhibitor shows more stable blood vessels (blue) and a decrease in leaking blood (red) within the granulomas (dark, circular shadows)
April 30, 2018

Cancer Drug Helps Treat Tuberculosis

Biomedical engineers have discovered an unlikely potential ally in the global fight against tuberculosis -- an FDA-approved drug originally designed to treat cancer.
Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt sitting by a creekbed
March 20, 2018

Genetics and Crime

A research team led by postdoc Jasmin Wertz, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt determined that a genetic signature previously discovered in a genome-wide association study of educational attainment