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Devastating bioweapon or humanity's saviour? UN green lights the 'Gene Drive' – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The world’s most powerful genetic technology – one that could cure disease, and at the same time wipe out entire species in …

Genetics

Southampton DNA research explains Bridport boy's infections

<b>Doctors have used a pioneering test to pinpoint the genetic cause of a 10-year-old boy's mystery illnesses.</b><p>Mathew Knight, from Bridport, Dorset, gave a blood sample after being admitted to Southampton Children's Hospital with an infected hip.<p>Tests revealed a genetic mutation which harmed his …

Is this why you feel achy in the morning?

The scientists at Manchester University found a type of protein called cryptochrome blocks biological pathways controlling inflammation during …

DNA Sequencing In The Palm Of Your Hand

<i>*Kerstin Göpfrich [2013] has just completed her PhD in Physics as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She recently produced a</i> …

Genetics

Toronto scientists isolate the ‘anti-CRISPR’ to shut off uncontrollable gene editing

CRISPR, a gene-editing technology, is exciting for its potential to cure genetic diseases, popular for its ease of use and controversial for …

Genetic repetitions determine the risk of developing a common kidney disease

<b>Low copy number of α-defensin gene increases the risk for IgA nephropathy and renal dysfunction</b><p>Counting the number of times a string of letters …

Here's how the White House staff pranked President Obama for the holidays

In the final days of President Barack Obama's presidency, his staffers had a bit of fun with the official White House holiday decorations.<p>On Friday, …

Elephant Weeps While Being Rescued After 50 Years Of Confinement

For fifty years, Raju endured various forms of abuse and lived in chains 24/7. When he became aware of his rescue, the elephant couldn’t contain his …