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FMI News Article
The protection of genome integrity of germ cells is essential for animal fertility. Researchers from the Grosshans group characterized a defense mechanism against selfish genetic elements in the C. elegans germline. They identified a protein processing mechanism that controls the…

ETHZ D-BIOL News Article
In a recent "BMC Bioinformatics" paper the Corn group (IMHS) in collaboration with the Genome Engineering & Measurement Lab (GEML) developed PnB Designer, a web-based application for the design of guide RNAs for prime and base editing.

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A recent "Nature Chemical Biology" paper by the Allain group (IMBB) in collaboration with the Jeschke (DCHAB-PC) and Klotzsch (HEST & Humboldt) labs demonstrates a novel method to simultaneously quantify FUS in the droplets and characterize FUS structurally both in the dispersed and condensed…

The Corn lab developed "scarless" Cas9-based reagents to create and reverse a prevalent mutation which is associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms. Introducing the mutation into systems to study the disease should better reproduce the disease phenotype than previoulsy developed overexpression…

In vitro reconstituting U1snRNP suitable for NMR studies, allowed the Allain lab and collaborators to study its disordered parts and their interactions. They used Cryo-EM and SANS to complement their NMR findings. Their paper entitled "An in vitro reconstituted U1 snRNP allows the study of the…

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) will introduce you to women working in Swiss research institutes.

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Welcome to Anne Spang as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

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How dangerous are new mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? An international team involving researchers from the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office BLV and the University of…

Welcome to Maria Hondele as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

The Thiel lab, together with collaborators, conducted two genome-wide screens to identify host factors required by endemic and emerging coronaviruses. They discovered that both classes require several autophagy-related genes. Among them were members of the immunophilin family and they could show…