Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Still-Busy Life After Crispr

Emmanuelle Charpentier discusses her life as a co-discoverer of CRISPR with @nytimes

  • STORAGE Researchers in the 1980s noticed that bacteria had small blocks of palindromic DNA repeated many times, with nonrepeated spacers of DNA stored in between.
  • Or a snippet of different DNA can be inserted to fill the gap, effectively editing the DNA sequence.
  • EDITING Researchers are learning how to use synthetic RNA sequences to control the cutting of any piece of DNA they choose.
  • An enzyme and a second piece of RNA latch on, forming a structure that will bind to strands of DNA that match the spacer’s sequence.
  • The spacers match pieces of DNA from viral invaders that bacteria or their ancestors have faced before.

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@GeneticsGSA: “Emmanuelle Charpentier discusses her life as a co-discoverer of CRISPR with @nytimes”


One of the scientists credited with starting the gene editing revolution discusses her landmark discovery and how science has driven her.


Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Still-Busy Life After Crispr

BBC Radio 5 live

Cancer diagnosis

  • Wilko Johnson: Cancer diagnosis ‘made me feel alive’
  • The clip is originally from 5 live’s Afternoon Edition on Tuesday 31 May 2016.
  • The former Dr Feelgood star was told in 2013 he had cancer which was feared to be terminal.
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  • Guitarist Wilko Johnson has said his cancer diagnosis was the start of “one of the most extraordinary years” of his life.

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@bbc5live: “Cancer diagnosis “made me feel alive” – Musician @wilkojohnson”


Musician Wilko Johnson says he felt ‘almost ecstatic’ after learning he had cancer.


BBC Radio 5 live

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

NHS England say they will not fund #HIV prevention #PrEP @BBCNews @michroberts

  • The NHS is standing firm and says it has no responsibility to provide the treatment, known as Prep.
  • Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can considerably lower a person’s chances of catching HIV.
  • Prep – Terrence Higgins Trust
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  • NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV, angering HIV charities which had been campaigning to reverse the decision.

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@THTorguk: “NHS England say they will not fund #HIV prevention #PrEP @BBCNews @michroberts”


Charities express anger after NHS England confirms it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV.


NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men

The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men  #ksleg @POTUS @nytimes @KDHE @gop

  • Teen pregnancy rates had reached its highest level in U.S. history.
  • To the note, Brown agrees that conversations around teen pregnancy prevention should be more nuanced. “
  • Or this widely criticized 2001 ad from TeenPregnancy.org, a website affiliated with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
  • The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men
  • It’s important to note that teen pregnancy rates have dropped dramatically-a whopping 51% since the mid-nineties.

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@MikeLoBurgio: “The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men #ksleg @POTUS @nytimes @KDHE @gop”


A provocative stat suggesting a huge percentage of 15-year-old moms are impregnated by significantly older men has been making the rounds. But is it true?


The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men

Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Still-Busy Life After Crispr

Before she became a gene editing pioneer, Emmanuelle Charpentier was a scientific nomad

  • STORAGE Researchers in the 1980s noticed that bacteria had small blocks of palindromic DNA repeated many times, with nonrepeated spacers of DNA stored in between.
  • Or a snippet of different DNA can be inserted to fill the gap, effectively editing the DNA sequence.
  • EDITING Researchers are learning how to use synthetic RNA sequences to control the cutting of any piece of DNA they choose.
  • An enzyme and a second piece of RNA latch on, forming a structure that will bind to strands of DNA that match the spacer’s sequence.
  • The spacers match pieces of DNA from viral invaders that bacteria or their ancestors have faced before.

Read the full article, click here.


@NYTScience: “Before she became a gene editing pioneer, Emmanuelle Charpentier was a scientific nomad”


One of the scientists credited with starting the gene editing revolution discusses her landmark discovery and how science has driven her.


Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Still-Busy Life After Crispr

Finland military exercise mistaken for invasion

Finnish military exercise mistaken for real invasion

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  • Ostnyland reports that coffee brand Gevalia, long marketed as being ideal when faced with “unexpected visitors”, has spotted an unlikely marketing opportunity in the news.
  • Finland military exercise mistaken for invasion
  • It subsequently transpired that last week’s unexpected late-night arrival, was part of the military’s spring training exercises.
  • Use #NewsfromElsewhere to stay up-to-date with our reports via Twitter.

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@BBCWorld: “Finnish military exercise mistaken for real invasion”


Finnish man flees island home after spotting military’s arrival – but it was just an exercise.


Finland military exercise mistaken for invasion

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had a rare form of cancer, dies aged 27

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had a rare form of cancer, had died aged 27

  • Thomas Fekete also played on Surfer Blood’s side project Weird Wives and released the cassette-only solo album Burner to help raise money for his cancer treatment.
  • Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had a rare form of cancer, dies aged 27
  • Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has died after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last year.
  • Image caption Thomas Fekete visited Asheville in North Carolina late last year with his wife Jessica
  • Bassist Kevin Williams was replaced by Lindsey Mills last year.

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@BBCNewsbeat: “Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had a rare form of cancer, had died aged 27”


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Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete, who had a rare form of cancer, dies aged 27