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Bioelectronic medicine to treat lupus

Bioelectronic medicine to treat lupus

Dec 26, 2017 United States
Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of bioelectronic medicine to treat pain associated with lupus, a chronic and potentially fatal autoimmune disease affecting upwards of 5 million people around the world.
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Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible

Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible

Aug 28, 2017 United States
Researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals' genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. They say the technique could vastly improve patient privacy.
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How CRISPR proteins find their target

How CRISPR proteins find their target

Jul 27, 2017 United States
Researchers have discovered how Cas1-Cas2, the proteins responsible for the ability of the CRISPR immune system in bacteria to adapt to new viral infections, identify the site in the genome where they insert viral DNA so they can recognize it later and mount an attack.