Michelle Phillips

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New genome editing strategy could improve crops and treat diseases

A novel strategy to enhance genome editing promises to increase the efficiency of making genetic improvements in a wide range of organisms, a new …

3D Cell Explorer produces 3D holograms of living cells in near real time

Looking directly at living cells is still rare in microscopy because, well, life moves. While an electron microscope might give a better resolution …

Before The Gas Is Passed, Researchers Aim To Measure It In The Gut

Electrical engineer Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh calls the stinking mixture puddled in jars inside his laboratory "fecal inocula."<p>The jars of fresh poop are instrumental to his research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to develop ways to scientifically analyze people's farts, …

Over 900 hookworm genes 'turn on' to wreak havoc - Futurity

Tiny hookworms infect nearly half a billion people worldwide. Sequencing the genome of one species could lead to more effective drugs.

Genes

Chocolate Mochi Snack Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> While this cake looks dense and rich and indulgent and could pass for a nearly-flourless chocolate cake, it is none of those things. Mochi cake -- which is more squishy than gooey and more subtle than sweet -- is better. Why? It starts with the fact that, with its surprising spring …

Dessert

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

Literature

Your Farts Could Tell Your Doctor About Your Digestive Health

Finding out which microbes dealt it<p>The quantity and diversity of bacteria that populate the human gut is truly mind-boggling; there are over 10,000 species of microbes, and for every human gene in your body, there are 360 microbial genes. Researchers are just starting to understand the importance …