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How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make …

Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer: Research on telomerase could lead to new strategies for treating disease

Research on telomerase could lead to new strategies for treating disease<p>The telomerase enzyme is known to play a significant role in aging and most …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Genetics

If Aliens Exist, Would They Have Sex?

Humans love to ponder whether alien life is out there, and what it might look like. So here's a burning question: Would extraterrestrials have …

Biology

'Supercoiled' DNA is more complex than the iconic double helix

DNA doesn't just coil in the iconic double helix immortalized in every high school biology textbook. It also loops into a menagerie of fantastical …

Expanding Immunotherapy to More Cancer Types

September 28, 2015, by NCI Staff<p>Engineering immune cells to have a decreased ability to bind to their targets on cancer cells doesn’t appear to …

First 'in womb' stem cell trial to begin

<b>The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.</b><p>It is hoped the cells, which are able to transform into a range of tissues, will lessen symptoms of incurable brittle bone disease.<p>The trial, starting in January, will be led by Sweden's Karolinska …

Stem Cells

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Key to longevity? Blocking over 200 genes boosts lifespan by 60%, study reveals

Once a bucket of genes linked to aging is removed, the lifespan of cells increases significantly, American scientists discovered during ten years of …

Never say die

Australian scientist David Sinclair is at the forefront of a global quest to develop an anti-ageing pill – a drug worth untold billions.<p>In March …

Color Genomics Partners Directly With Employers To Offer Cheap Genetic Test For Breast And Ovarian Cancer

To test, or not to test? On Wednesday, employees at a slew of companies and tech firms, from SurveyMonkey to the grocery delivery service Instacart, …

Mapping the 88 Million Ways That Humans Are Genetically Different

An international team of scientists has scanned the genomes of 2,504 people from around the world to create the world’s largest catalog of human …

A genetic test could predict future troubles for kidney donors – why not use it?

Over 100,000 people in the US are waiting for a kidney transplant. Most of the kidneys that were transplanted in 2014 (about 17,000 transplants) are …

Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System And Brain

In contradiction to decades of medical education, a direct connection has been reported between the brain and the immune system. Claims this radical …

Immune System

With This Smartphone-Linked Stethoscope And Thermometer, You Can Play Doctor

Parents may soon be able to avoid hauling their screaming sick kids to the doctor. They can just scream at home.<p>An increasing number of health care tasks can be done at home because basic medical devices–many times linked to smartphones–are becoming consumer products. Take the CliniCloud, a new …

NASA Is Making Parking Spots On The Space Station For Commercial Taxis

It's so hard to find a decent place to dock in low Earth orbit<p>The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week. On Friday, astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts will conduct the first of a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the outside of the station to create …

Space Exploration

15 Coolest Must Have Gadgets - Part 6.

Collection of 'Coolest Must Have Gadgets' from all over the world.<p><b>Playbulb Candle</b>: These smart candles are here to give you a whole new awesome …

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photo hints at 5 different versions

It's been rumored there could be more than one version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, but now it looks like we could see as many as …

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Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Read 'Mean' Tweets For Jimmy Kimmel - Watch Funny Video Here!

<b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> has just posted a new version of his celebrity <b>Mean Tweets</b> – this time with some of the hottest musicians!<p>This is the second time that …

Music

What Doctors Make

Variations in salary are drastic and opaque.<p>As he took me through an interactive map on his computer screen, Oakland physician Nate Gross showed me what a neurosurgeon in my area might expect to make. Scrolling his cursor over the D.C. suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland, a number appeared: …