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For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

Genetics

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Switch on a Dormant Gene in Human Red Blood Cells

Welcome to the future of genetic editing.<p>Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have used a world-first technique to …

Genetics

3D printers to produce living cells developed by BioBots

BioBots is a U.S. based biotech startup. At present it is at an intersection between chemistry and computer sciences. They have recently represented …

3D-Printed Gun Named After An Arrested Gunmaker

Wonder if a statement is being made here<p>Last year, Yoshitomo Imura was arrested in Japan for 3D printing revolvers. Imura designed the “zig-zag” pistol, and was sentenced to two years in jail for making the weapon. Thanks to the power of the Internet, hobbyist gunmakers shared his plans, and this …

Guns

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Genetics

Artificial intelligence experts are building the world’s angriest robot. Should you be scared?

A New Zealand AI company is creating an extremely angry robot. But is this a cause for concern or an exciting computing development?<p>It sounds like the beginning of an apocalyptic sci-fi film. A New Zealand artificial intelligence company is <b>building the angriest robot in the world</b> in the hopes of …

Japan aims to harness space solar energy

Orbiting craft will gather energy of the sun and utilise microwaves to transfer power to Earth<p><b>Japanese</b> scientists are developing a <b>spacecraft that will have a square screen of solar panels</b> measuring more than 1.2 miles along each side and use microwaves to beam energy down to Earth.<p>Researchers from …

Not All Viruses Are Enemies

It’s time to dig deeper into the human virome<p>There’s been quite a bit of attention focused on the microbiome. Since the 1940s, it has been defined as the community of all microbial living organisms within a particular habitat. But over the years, the scope of the term has contracted to mean for the …

Biology

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Brain complexity starts early in life - Futurity

The process that allows the cerebral cortex—what most people imagine when they think of the word “brain”—to develop complexity begins before we are …

The Brain

Tiny Living Colons Grown From Cancer Cells

Hardier cells would help evaluate cancer treatments<p>Even though cancer cells grow out of control in the body, they are hard to keep alive in the lab. That makes it really difficult for researchers to understand how they work, and to test the efficacy of cancer-fighting treatments. Now an …

Cancer

The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men

Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims<p>Suzi Gage: If men are ‘failing’ we need to look to the future, not at lazy stereotypes<p>Philip Zimbardo is a superstar mainstay of introductory …

Psychology
Imaging

More evidence links Alzheimer’s and diabetes - Futurity

A new study adds to growing evidence that diabetes contributes to Alzheimer's by increasing levels of amyloid beta, a key component of brain plaques.

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …