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Engineering transparent human cells brings us one step closer to a true ‘Invisible Man’

Luke Dormehl | 
The project involves genetically engineering human cells to have the ability to vary their transparency. This is based on a ...
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Steak from CO2? How space-inspired technology could change the way we produce meat

Luke Dormehl | 
Currently, it takes a couple of years to “make” a steak. That’s the length of time it takes to rear ...
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High-yielding desert crops? Soil-free growing system could boost food security in world’s arid regions

Dyllan Furness | 
A lush, green mat of fresh animal fodder is an unlikely sight in the harsh Sahara Desert, but a project ...
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8 ways CRISPR is changing the world

Luke Dormehl | 
From saving lives to potentially rescuing coral reefs, here are eight examples of exciting CRISPR projects that showcase just why ...
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How CRISPR gene editing will ‘supercharge’ agriculture

Dyllan Furness | 
[J]ust as corn helped create these civilizations, these civilizations helped create corn through meticulous selective breeding. Today’s grain hardly resembles ...

Level up: CRISPR can now make longer-lasting changes to DNA

Lulu Chang | 
Thanks to new research from a team at Western University, we may be closer than ever to curing some of ...

Building “genetic circuits” in cells could kill tumors by depriving them of oxygen

Luke Dormehl | 
Imagine having cells in your body that can actively repel cancer in a way that makes it theoretically impossible for ...

Everything you need to know about CRISPR gene editing

Tyler Lacoma | 
CRISPR refers to unusual DNA sequences that help protect organisms by identifying threats – especially viruses – and attacking them ...

DNA storage techniques mimic Human Nature

William Harrel | 
Over the past few years, researchers at Harvard, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, ETH Zurich university, and ...
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