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Advances in production of retinal cells for treating blindness

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Researchers discovered a way to refine the production of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for treating blindness in the elderly. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, they have also managed to modify the cells so that they can hide from the immune system to prevent rejection

Seeking simpler tests for viruses

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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of testing for viruses; a simple physical procedure might make it easier, cheaper and quicker