Uğur Şahin

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Expressive Marine Life Portraits Capture Fantastic Range of Fishy Personalities

If you’ve ever owned a pet, then you’re probably guilty of attaching a range of human qualities to your beloved companion. We've all done it—and who could blame us when our animal friends have such character!? Perhaps that’s why Visarute Angkatavanich’s portraits seem to really resonate with his …

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 …

10 Interesting facts about human brain you may not know

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The …

The Brain

Biology Is Key To Unlocking The Future Of Design

MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman’s design philosophy looks beyond assembly lines to a future fabricated through synthetic biology.<p>“The world of design has been subjugated by the rigors of manufacturing and mass production,” says Neri Oxman, an architect, designer, and director of the Mediated …

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

My Genes Don't Seem to Fit

Humans have somewhere between 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes, which places us somewhere between a chicken (~16,500 genes) and a grape (~30,500 …

Octopuses are taking over the oceans, and no one knows why

A new study published in the journal <i>Current Biology</i> has revealed some startling statistics — a group of researchers from the University of Adelaide …

Zoology

Yapay DNA’ya sahip ilk canlı laboratuvar ortamında yaratıldı

<p>Bilim insanları yapay DNA'ya sahip ilk organizmayı üretmeyi başardı. Bilindiği gibi her organizmanın genlerinde DNA bulunur. Bu DNA'nın yapısını …