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Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning

The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.<p>Whenever a paper about CRISPR–Cas9 hits the press, the staff at Addgene …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

Immunotherapy

Scientists are using gene editing to create the perfect tomato for your salad

The fruits and vegetables we eat today are all genetically modified insofar as they are the result of thousands of years of selective breeding by farmers. Over time, cultivators have created plants that yield more fruit for commercial growing purposes, but in the process plants have developed …

Genetics

Teenager's sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

<b>A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.</b><p>The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.<p>Scientists altered the genetic instructions in his bone marrow so it …

Medicine

This Is Big News For Diabetics And Biotech Investors

A paper published in <i>Cell</i> has taken the scientific world by storm. Its premise is so transformational, it’s being discussed by everyone from nutritional biologists to stem cell scientists. Investors and life extension advocates also have good reason to take note.<p>The title is, “Fasting-Mimicking Diet …

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the …

Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

These Photo Restorations May Boggle Your Mind

Tetyana Dyachenko is a Ukrainian photo retoucher who often does restorations of vintage photos that are extremely damaged — often seemingly beyond …

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

Blood, blood everywhere — but not a drop when you need it. In the U.S. alone, there are around 17,000 preventable trauma deaths each year due to untreated hemorrhagic shock. Basically, that means someone loses a fatal amount of blood before they can reach the hospital more than 46 times per …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Organisms

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

Genetically Modified Salmon Gets FDA Approval

The fish spent 19 years under regulatory consideration<p>The Food and Drug Administration just approved the AquAdvantage Salmon, a fish genetically engineered to grow more quickly than its conventional counterparts. It’s the first GMO animal for human consumption approved for sale in the United States.<p>…

Organisms