Maps that identify the genetic networks controlling cells could lead to better antibiotics and bioremediation methods.
Transgenic hens lay eggs rich in therapeutic proteins.
Sequencing the genomes of microbial ecosystems could lead to better biological machines.
Specially designed nanoparticles could deliver more imaging agents and drugs, leading to more-effective diagnosis and therapies.
Newly discovered variants in a key gene may indicate a modest risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Skin cells genetically engineered to be resistant to bacteria could reduce infections and improve chances of survival among burn victims.
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A novel type of vaccine could be rapidly designed for a specific flu strain and then quickly manufactured.
New embryo-screening technologies could weed out embryos with major genetic abnormalities and improve IVF success rates.
A sensor that measures the concentration of viruses in minutes could make possible a handheld device that cheaply and quickly spots pathogens.