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Eva Harris (far right) has led a dengue study in Nicaragua that for more than 12 years has regularly taken blood samples from children. Alejandro Belli/PLOS Pathogens

New evidence that dengue antibodies trigger life-threatening infections

It’s a disease theory fit for a spy novel: Protective antibodies can turn double agent, teaming up with the dengue virus to make an infection…

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Variations of the CRISPR DNA editor can change one DNA base into another. Shaury Nash/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Novel CRISPR-derived ‘base editors’ surgically alter DNA or RNA, offering new ways to fix mutations

Since the start of the CRISPR craze 5 years ago, scientists have raced to invent ever-more-versatile or efficient variations of this powerful tool, which vastly…

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