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Scientists eye creating synthetic human genomes in lab

Mapping the genetic code was only complete 13 years ago, but researchers are already setting their sights on another lofty goal – creating a …

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

This four-inch cube is the world's smallest DNA tester

DNA testing is getting smaller, faster, and more convenient. In 2014, scientists unveiled a sequencer the size of a brick, and now a biotechnology company has built one the size of a coffee cup.<p>On May 31, Spartan Bioscience, which is based in Ottawa, unveiled a portable DNA tester called the …

Portable

Gates, Google Join $120 Million Funding for Genome Editing Firm

Editas Medicine Inc. has raised $120 million from investors to support development of a technology that can precisely edit DNA and potentially treat …

A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

Genetics

Instead Of A Wedding, Couples Can Now Opt For Quantum Entanglement

“Marriage is such an incredibly fraught topic,” says Jonathon Keats, the experimental philosopher behind the project. “So much is invested in it. So …

Quantum Physics