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Tweaked CRISPR in Neurons Gives Scientists New Power to Probe Brain Diseases

In a paper researchers describe a technique that uses a special version of CRISPR developed at UCSF to systematically alter the activity of genes in human neurons generated from stem cells, the first successful merger of stem cell-derived cell types and CRISPR screening technologies.

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UC Faculty Demands Elsevier Restart Negotiations

A group of prominent University of California faculty say they will step away from the editorial boards of scientific journals published by Elsevier until the publishing giant agrees to restart negotiations.

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AI4ALL Introduces Young Women to Data Science

Eighteen high school students, all young women, took part in the first cohort of UCSF AI4ALL, a program to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on applications to biomedicine.

Students visiting lab