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July 18, 2019

Eighth CRISPR patent issued by U.S.; seven more soon to come

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a new patent to the University of California (UC), University of Vienna, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier covering methods of producing a genetically modified cell through the introduction of the Cas9 protein, or a nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 protein, as well as a single molecule DNA-targeting RNA. This patent (U.S. 10,351,878) covers the use of this method in a cell.
July 18, 2019

What happens when you explode a chemical bond?

On bright summer days, the sunlight all around us is breaking bad by breaking bonds. Chemical bonds. Ultraviolet light shatters the links between atoms in the DNA of our skin cells, potentially causing cancer. UV light also breaks oxygen bonds, eventually creating ozone, and cleaves hydrogen off other molecules to leave behind free radicals that can damage tissue.

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July 10, 2019
Policies that raise minimum wages reduce poverty and don't seem to lead to significant job losses, a new study by Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment finds. The report was co-authored by economics professor emeritus…
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July 10, 2019
Information and electrical engineering and computer sciences professor Hany Farid and graduate student Shruti Agarwal appeared on KGO TV, discussing their work fighting fake news technology. A recent example of the problem arose when…
July 10, 2019
Berkeley researchers are launching a study in the seaside town of Bolinas to identify through new traffic simulation models the best ways of evacuating towns that -- like Bolinas -- are accessed through only a few narrow roads. The $80,000…