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Specific protein may cause obesity by interfering with brown fat

Not all body fat is bad news - in fact, the so-called brown and beige fat fulfill important metabolic functions, producing energy and helping the …

For the First Time, Researchers Can Genetically Modify Human Embryos

The UK has given researchers at the Francis Crick Institute permission to edit the genes of early-stage human embryos. This is huge news, not only in …

Genetics

What’s Different About Astronaut DNA?

Three researchers describe their findings in NASA’s study of identical twin brothers, one in space and one on Earth.<p>Chris Mason has never met Scott Kelly, but he knows all about his DNA.<p>Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, is one of the researchers participating in NASA’s …

Genetics

Scientists Might Doom Us All By Conducting Research To Effectively Resurrect The Dead With Stem Cells

In a possible effort to kick-start the zombie apocalypse, a biotech company is embarking on an experiment to use stem cells to resurrect 20 brain-dead patients, according to SyFy Wire. The company, Bioquark, said they hope to see results in about two to three months, which is just enough time to …

Stem Cells

Scientists use two types of stem cells to grow artificial mouse "embryo"

Researchers have been able to create an artificial mouse embryo using two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold, a milestone that could help …

Genetics

What Good Does ‘Junk DNA’ Do?

We are still to this day learning new information about our bodies and how they work. Scientists once thought that vast chunks of non-coding DNA was …

Space Exploration