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DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

This Video Perfectly Explains Why CRISPR Really Will Change The World Forever

It's so much more than the hype.<p>We've heard a lot about genetic engineering over the past two decades - and, lately there's been even more hype about …

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Why medical marijuana shops in Pa. won't reek

Walk into a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey and the first thing to hit you is the stink.<p>Related coverage<p>Councilwoman will try to block …

This mini turbine harvests energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid

This portable turbine can harvest energy from wind or water to charge your devices when you're off-grid.<p>The turbine has a max output of 25W and needs to be in water travelling at 5mph or in wind travelling at 7mph to achieve that.<p>It is perfect for tech savvy campers who want to harvest renewable …

Montreal-based Startup Ora Releases Novel Graphene-Based Headphones

At last, a killer app for the nanocomposite miracle material? Photo: ORA Sound Graphene has long been touted as a miracle material that would deliver …

Experiment shows that optical properties of 3D graphene are tuneable

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Carbon is a very versatile element. It not only forms diamonds, graphite, and coal, but can also take a planar form as a hexagonal …

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes your house super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – is used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Now, thanks to the …

Graphene and quantum dots put in motion a CMOS-integrated camera that can see the invisible

Over the past 40 years, microelectronics have advanced by leaps and bounds thanks to silicon and CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) …

The Chicken Katsu Recipe Every Kid (and Adult) Will Love

Chicken katsu is the cutlet for everyone, at any time.<p>Every Sunday night, my wife and I take our son, Marlon, to the sushi spot down the block from our apartment. But he never gets sushi. Instead, he always asks the waitress for his usual: “Cranberry juice on the rocks and chicken katsu, please.”<p>I …

Recipes

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

British Museum

30 ways graphene is about to change your life

It's strong, it's flexible, and it's here. After a long time cooking in the labs, the first graphene-based products are beginning to trickle out into …

Nanotech

Biomanufacturing Technique Can Diminish Protein Efficacy | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New research has uncovered how a type of fluid flow commonly encountered in manufacturing processes can affect the quality of …

Nvidia aims to train 100,000 developers in deep learning, AI technologies

Nvidia's Deep Learning Institute has an expanded curriculum that includes courses for self-driving cars, health care, web services, robotics, video …

Machine Learning

Scientists Study How DNA-Binding Proteins Read, Interpret 'Epigenetic' Changes

The DNA in our cells, which contains the genetic instructions that make us human, is passed on from parent to child along an unending line of …

How Worried Should You Be About Mad Scientists Tinkering With Synthetic Biology at Home?

Josiah Zayner is the kind of citizen scientist whom journalists like to write about. He left his job as a NASA biologist to start his own company, …

The Extremes of Mental Presence: Cognitive Enhancement, Biohacking, Psychedelics, & Transhumanism

Eric Metzner identifies as a Techno-Optimistic Futurist who sometimes works an entire second workday within VR exploring different ways to expand his …

Ideas about Synthetic biology

Talks about Synthetic biology<p>15:53<p>Jennifer Doudna<p>How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA<p>Posted Oct 2015<p>17:35<p>Siddhartha Mukherjee<p>Soon we'll cure diseases with …

Synthetic Biology

Scientists have eliminated HIV in mice using CRISPR

An important breakthrough has been made in the eradication of AIDs. Scientists have found they can successfully snip out the HIV virus from mouse cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.<p>Right now patients with the deadly virus must use a toxic concoction of anti-retroviral medications to suppress the …

How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases

HIV has no cure. But it's not quite the implacable scourge it was throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Education, prophylactics, and drugs like PrEP have …

These Brain-Boosting Devices Could Give Us Intelligence Superpowers

Technology<p>The era of merging our minds with technology has begun. Already, we can hack the brain to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s or help paralyzed people move again. But what if you could install a chip in your head that would not only fix any health issues, but could amp up your brainpower — …

Trump indicated where he stands on medical marijuana for the first time since he took office

President Donald Trump issued his first statement on medical marijuana since he took office.<p>Trump on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30.<p>The congressionally approved bill includes a rider — the Rohrabacher - …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

Talga May Have The Key That Unlocks The Future Of Graphene

There has been a lot of hype around this century's new wonder material, graphene. However, it has so far not lived up to the hype. In spite of all …

Nanotech

Have scientists discovered the cure for potholes?

Promising avenues for asphalt and concrete<p>First, there are small cracks in the pavement. Next thing you know, the pothole-filled street is closed off for repairs and traffic is congested for a week. America’s infrastructure is falling apart. It’s a political issue, but some policy solutions — just …

Graphene speaker creates sound through heat, not vibrations

Pretty much every speaker works with a membrane that physically vibrates, distorting the air in specific patterns to generate sound waves. But now, …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

48 Recipes for Mexican Foods That Aren't Tacos

Mexican food is so much more than tacos.<p>Mexican food might be the most crave-inducing cuisine out there. There's cheese, spice, crunch, rich sauces, delicate herbs, fresh vegetables. Oh, and avocado. So much avocado. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to expand out of your taco truck state of …

Cooking

I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>The tests analyzed the DNA in my saliva to find out a host of things about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried offered a …

Molecular Biology