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CRISPR last Update

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CRISPR is the game changing technology. A millennial disruptor. A new Era was settled for: biology, chemistry, and for all science. Now the doors of possibilities and perception are open.

Top news of CRISPR February 2021

TALEN gene editing tool more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in compact DNA: study

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the gene editing tool TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome called heterochromatin. (LionFive/Pixabay)[1]

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the gene editing tool TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome called heterochromatin. (LionFive/Pixabay)[1]

So first how can we define CRISPR for Genetic Modification

A CRISPR definition of genetic modification

Gene editing techniques have the potential to substantially accelerate plant breeding. Now, officials in the United States and Europe are arguing that it is not genetic modification — and that is a good thing![2]

So all organisms created with CRISPR are GMO’s?

Here an answer of the USDA:

The United States takes an essentially functional view of GMOs, not concerning itself with the technologies that created the animals or plants but rather what the effects of the manipulations have been. The USDA statement further clarifies, “Under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not currently regulate, or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are developed without the use of a plant pest as the donor or vector and they are not themselves plant pests[3]

What animals or plants (or variations) have been created from CRISPR

Is there actually teams of scientists working with animals embryos modified with CRISPR CAS, or working with plants to actually solve the world need for more, quality and healthy food?

China’s CRISPR push in animals promises better meat, novel therapies, and pig organs for people

China is leading CRISPR research with his: Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research.

How to protect animals that are under scientific research?

How to protect animals that are under scientific research?
How to protect animals that are under scientific research?

The most startling part of what is coming out of China is seeing how they have just a brute-force approach. The level of animal support they have to do those experiments is really astounding.Jon Hennebold, Oregon National Primate Research Center[4]

Jon Hennebold, Oregon National Primate Research Center

References

[1]Liu, A. (2021, January 28). TALEN gene editing tool more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in compact DNA: study. FierceBiotech. https://www.fiercebiotech.com/research/talen-gene-editing-tool-more-efficient-than-crispr-cas9-certain-dna-study

[2]A CRISPR definition of genetic modification. (2018, May 3). Nature Plants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0158-1?error=cookies_not_supported&code=4179bde2-e2bc-4e21-90c7-d6106f1aa826

[3][4] Ibid

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How reptiles evolved?

Parareptilia is a subclass of reptiles with a variously range of organisms considered completely extinct. The validity of this therm relies on the phylogenetic position of turtles which their relationship with other reptilian groups are uncertain.

So what was the transition group class (if existed) between pre-reptiles and actual reptiles?

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It is possible to reconstruct the Tree of Life with latest science technologies to give life to ancient genetics and ancestors?

How was the evolution of early reptiles?

Does reptiles come from water or land?

Does reptiles have unique spacers and patterns on their DNA such as bacteria?

Bunostegos used to have four limbs, to walk directly on land. This information suggests that it could be the first tetrapod with a fully erect gait.

African and Brazilian Sauna often are very similar in traits, in genomes, in origins.

Reptilia Branches- Tree of Life
Reptilia Branches- Tree of Life
How Reptilia evolved?
How Reptiles evolved?
Evolution on Reptiles
Evolution on Reptiles
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Spiders on Science

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Spider genetics will be crucial in the coming years due to the powerful ability to generate a coctail of chemicals, neurotoxins and toxins.

I really believe spiders have a great future in the next millennia on science.

Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, and harvestmen, collectively called arachnids.

They are so tiny and they can produce so powerful toxins, by the way “Spider venoms are a cocktail of many chemicals. Some are neurotoxins”

I’m currently working on an iOS Spider Scanner Identifier you can download it here.

I really think some structures in spider will become crucial the upcoming years.

The magic of spiders relies on their powerful genetics.

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Flavonoids anti-cancer potential

Cancer is a major public health issue. There are groups of elite scientists in research teams working with flavonoids Anti-cancer potential of flavonoids: recent trends and future perspectives.

“anti-cancer agents including taxol, vinblastine, vincristine, the campothecin derivatives, topotecan, irinotecan and etoposide are in clinical use all over the world”.

Medicine must work as a prevention mechanism. Nutrition, sports, vegetables, fruits, good habits, good sleeping, a clean environment will definitely boost the good health and prevent upcoming and unwanted diseases.

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