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Dec 2019

Microscopic strands of ‘DNA origami’ could boost effectiveness of antibiotics and halt the rise of superbugs

Scientists at the University of Cambridge found a technique whereby the microscopic devices crafted from intricately folded strands of DNA, and forcing bacteria into contact with drugs, slowed the growth rate of two common bugs, one of which was E. coli. They added that the folded DNA method could allow lower doses of antibiotics to…

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Nov 2019

Major NHS trial will see infant DNA tested at birth in attempt to detect inherited diseases

The NHS is conducting a new scheme whereby infant DNA will be tested at birth to protect them from genetic diseases. One in every 260 babies currently born in the UK, over 2,500 annually, develop a serious illness which could be treated before they reach the age of five. It is believed that by collecting…

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