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How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

How Do Experiences Become Memories?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Daniel Kahneman's TEDTalk</b><p>Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman goes through a series of examples of things we might remember, from vacations to colonoscopies. He explains how our "experiencing selves" and our …

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

Max Perutz 1914-2002: the godfather of molecular biology - video

Scientists who worked with the Nobel prize-winning pioneer discuss his legacy alongside footage and previously unseen interviews. Max Perutz, the …

Medical marijuana users can drive drugged, rule Michigan courts

In Michigan, you can smoke marijuana and still drive a car. That's what the Michigan Supreme Court ruled this Tuesday, albeit on a technicality. Though Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for driving "under the influence" of marijuana, it also has a law on the books that exempts <i>medical</i> marijuana …