Ashton Medlin

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A New Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Forever Change Life on Earth

CRISPR<p>The discovery of the gene-editing technology CRISPR came, in part, from Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California, …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Sherpas show how the human body can thrive in extreme environments

Mount Everest is a grueling, deadly place for many adventurers. Beyond the steep terrain, bone-chilling temperatures, and fierce weather, the air is …

First Magnetic Resonance Microscope Has Human Biochemistry in Its Sights - MIT Technology Review

Magnetic resonance imaging is one of the miracles of modern science. It produces noninvasive 3-D images of the body using harmless magnetic fields …

20 Years After Dolly, Where Are We With Cloning?

Scientists have come a long way from that first cloned sheep.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p><b>By George</b> …

Plane-sized flying reptile was a feared killer in Transylvania

A giant flying reptile the size of a plane may have been the largest and most feared predator in ancient Transylvania. After examining the enormous neck vertebrae of a creature called Hatzegopteryx– a pterosaur with a 32–foot wingspan and giant beak– researchers now believe it was a fierce …

Dinosaurs

New method of genetic engineering indispensable tool in biotechnological applications

Research by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad at the University of Illinois is …

Genetics