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    An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too

    Whereas kangaroos and koalas are extra well-known, researchers who research marsupials typically use opossums in lab experiments, since they’re smaller and simpler to take care of. Grey short-tailed opossums, the species used within the research, are associated to the white-faced North American opossums, however they’re smaller and don’t have a pouch. The researchers at Riken used CRISPR to delete, or knock out, a gene that codes for pigment manufacturing. Focusing on this gene meant that if the experiments labored, the outcomes could be apparent at a look: the opossums could be albino if each copies of the gene had been … Read More

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    Untitled Ventures joins the scramble for Russian & Japanese European startups with a $118M warchest – TechCrunch

    Sorry Mr. Putin, however there’s a race on for Russian and Japanese European founders. And proper now, these terrible capitalists within the corrupt West are beginning to out-gun the opposition! However significantly… solely the opposite day a $100 million fund aimed toward Russian talking entrepreneurs appeared, and others are proliferating. Now, London-based Untitled Ventures plans to hitch their fray with a €100 million / $118M for its second fund to put money into “bold deep tech startups with japanese European founders.” Untitled says it’s aiming at entrepreneurs who wish to relocate their enterprise or have already HQ’ed in Western Europe … Read More

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