Hundreds of new anti-cancer drug targets identified using CRISPR

A team of scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified the genes that are essential for the survival of thirty types of cancer cells. The resultant cancer dependency map will facilitate the development of novel targeted cancer treatments. The study, which is entitled “Prioritization of cancer therapeutic targets using CRISPR–Cas9 screens”, was published in … More Hundreds of new anti-cancer drug targets identified using CRISPR

Microbes in household dust can break down harmful chemicals

A new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings — the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms that thrive on our skin and outdoors — can help break down harmful chemicals in household dust. The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for … More Microbes in household dust can break down harmful chemicals