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The life code that will reshape the future

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We all know about Moore's Law, but many of us don't know about the trend dwarfing Moore's Law and what it means for our...

Best of 2018: In Utero Protein Therapy

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For the first time ever, Doctors have been able to treat a genetic disease before birth. /READ MORE// Fetus Has DNA Sequenced People born with a...

How CRISPR-Cas9 Works

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CRISPR and Cas9 are words that excited many, but the idea can also be confusing.  DNA, RNA, what does that mean?  We got you...

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 2014 // #85: Hunting HIV

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HIV treatment has made great progress since the turn of the century, and thanks to something called HAART - Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy -...

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 2014 // #86: Sleep on it

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Neuroscientists know that sleep helps memory, but how and why has long been a serious question.  New evidence suggests brain cells form new neural...

Best of 2016 // #83: CRISPR Edits Cells’ RNA

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Despite the hype and future for gene editing, it's a risky business full of ethical dilemmas.  Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of...

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...

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