They could be used to add hundreds of genes to mammalian cells, without editing the genome.
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A search of biotechnology papers turns up "XXXXXX" placeholder text in methods and ethics sections.
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By fusing piezoelectrics and electro-sensitive cells, a "push-button" device produces insulin in a mouse model of Type I diabetes.
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Plus: A light-controlled transcription factor activates genes 378-fold.
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Plus: Phage-infected bacteria are spotted with MRI.
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Plus: A new job.
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Plus: New AAVs target cells in the peripheral nervous system.
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Plus: Larger E. coli divide faster (yes, really).
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Plus: Mitochondrial base editors cause many off-target mutations & sniffing cytomegalovirus extends mouse lifespan.
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Plus: The plant-made COVID vaccine is effective at preventing disease.
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Plus: A plastic-eating enzyme and genetic tools for manipulating metabolism.
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It's the fastest enzyme yet, but the technology is still a long way from transforming the planet.
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