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Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Genetics

Biologists first to observe direct inheritance of gene-silencing RNA

The basics of genetic inheritance are well known: parents each pass half of their DNA to their offspring during reproduction. This genetic recipe is …

How your body fares when you quit or cut back on meat

<b>With</b> <b>research</b> <b>suggesting that vegetarians live longer and are less likely to be obese, there's a sound case for ditching meat, or at least cutting it</b> …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!<p>This week … dozens …

Astronomy

Here's What Temperature Makes People the Most Miserable, According to Science

<b>Correction appended, Jan. 8</b><p>Both very cold and very hot days can feel miserable as you’re experiencing them, but new research shows that not all …

Stomach Of Ancient Iceman Held Microbes Like Ours

Researchers have looked in the stomach of an ancient ice mummy and found the remains of the bacteria that lived in his gut. The results, published in the journal <i>Science</i><i>,</i> suggest that the community of microbes living on and in humans has existed for millennia.<p>Roughly 5,300 years ago, this particular …

Anthropology

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

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