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Bringing successive mutations to DNA and RNA in test tubes has been possible for several decades now. A MIRCen team has shown that high throughput sequencing can, with unequaled precision, reconstitute the evolutionary path taken by these macromolecules during their in vitro selection process, and furthermore that this path respects Darwinian theory.
Three new species have joined the curious genus of viral giants called Pandoravirus. Both freak shows and innovators in evolution, the giant viruses continue to shake the phylogenetic tree!
The François Jacob Institute of Biology participated in a study showing that caloric restriction greatly increases longevity in a small primate called the mouse lemur.
The efficacy of a gene therapy developed at the François Jacob Institute of Biology and Harvard University has been demonstrated in phase I/II clinical trials.
Researchers at IRCM have shown that certain mechanisms involved in DNA repair are influenced by the intramolecular and intranuclear spatial organization of the macromolecule.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.