Kristen Johnson

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Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer Cells

Researchers Find the 1st Possible Negative Side Effect of Marijuana Use in Adults

The stigma against marijuana in the US has been eroding for decades. But over the last ten years, use has skyrocketed. Since 2002, the number of …

Cannabis

No More Pills? Tiny Nerve-Zapping Implants to Fight Disease

Imagine a future where we can treat diabetes or autoimmune disorders with an electrical zap delivered by a device no larger than a speck of dust.<p>The …

Emerging Technology

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

Genetics

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

Should Our Children Be Genetically Engineered?

On the eve of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine International Summit on Human Gene Editing, Center for Genetics and Society and …

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522278558_9fe8702eea41d0fce2b64ae241eb8b1c<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Genetics
Organisms

No longer ‘junk DNA’ — shedding light on the ‘dark matter’ of the genome

The LIGR-seq method for global-scale mapping of RNA-RNA interactions in vivo to reveal unexpected functions for uncharacterized RNAs that act via …

Genetics

Breakthrough method means CRISPR just got a lot more relevant to human health

'The most clever CRISPR gadget to date'<p>The gene-editing tool CRISPR may one day change the way humans approach medicine — or at least that’s how it’s been portrayed so far. But for all the talk of using CRISPR to eliminate disease, the method was never very good at doing one important thing: …

Genetics

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

Self-improvement