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Night shift work may stop body repairing daily damage to DNA and trigger cancer, study suggests

Night shift work may stop the body repairing daily damage to DNA and raise the risk of mutations which lead to cancer, a new study suggests.<p>The link between working at night and poor health has been known for several years, with those who work after dark more likely to suffer diabetes, obesity, …

H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids

Forget what you think you know about H2O.<p>Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap …

Atoms

China is creating a massive “Orwellian” DNA database

In the name of safeguarding its 1.4 billion people, China has been collecting biometric information from millions of people whom it deems potential threats—among them, Uyghurs, migrant workers, and college students—as part of national DNA database.<p>China’s Ministry of Public Security, which oversees …

China

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China Has Launched the First-Ever CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial in Humans

In a landmark for genomic research, a team of Chinese scientists has injected cells modified with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing …

Genetic Engineering