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Best of 2018: The Largest Family Tree

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Computational Biologists have built the largest family tree ever constructed, jammed with over 13 million people over the course of 500 years. /READ MORE// It’s...

Best of 2018: Is CRISPR Safe?

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The much-hyped editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9 has already revolutionized the fields of genetics and medicine.  The technique, which entered the public eye around 5 years...

Best of 2018: CRISPR CasRx

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So far, CRISPR and CRISP-Cas9 have all been about editing DNA.  RNA, however, could also be used to treat many diseases, possible better.  Enter...

Best of 2018: CRISPR takes on Mammals

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Gene Drives use genetic engineering to pass on specifically chosen genes to offspring.  It's controversial, because it could alter a species, or even wipe...

Best of 2018: Weakening Currents

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The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - or AMOC - is a current that moves warm and cool water around the Atlantic ocean, from the...

Best of 2018: Greenhouse Earth

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The scientific consensus is that if the planet goes past an increase of 2-degrees celsius, we could tip the balance to an irreversible point. ...

Best of 2018: Carbon in the Skies

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In May, a Hawaiian observatory measured the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere at 411 parts per million.  That's the highest monthly average ever...

Best of 2018: Waking Up To Plastic’s Problems

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On May 22, NASA launched the latest GRACE spacecraft: its something of a followup to the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.  When in orbit,...

Best of 2018: GRACE Launches

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On May 22, NASA launched the latest GRACE spacecraft: its something of a followup to the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.  When in orbit,...

Best of 2018: ICESat-2 Launches

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In September, NASA launched the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2 into orbit.  Using pulses from an onboard laser, ICESat-2 will spend it's...