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African scientists have created a CRISPR-edited banana that's resistant to a disease ravaging farms across the continent

African scientists have created a CRISPR-edited banana that’s resistant to a disease ravaging farms across the continent

Kristen Houser | 
Banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW) is a bacterial disease that spreads easily and kills any banana plant it infects — farmers' ...
Intellia’s disease-eradicating CRISPR tool is injected directly into the bloodstream. Here’s why that’s such a big deal

Intellia’s disease-eradicating CRISPR tool is injected directly into the bloodstream. Here’s why that’s such a big deal

Kristen Houser | 
CRISPR gives us the ability to correct genetic mutations, and given that such mutations are responsible for more than 6,000 ...
Billions of baby male chicks are slaughtered every year because they can’t lay eggs. Here’s how CRISPR gene editing could prevent them from being culled after birth

Billions of baby male chicks are slaughtered every year because they can’t lay eggs. Here’s how CRISPR gene editing could prevent them from being culled after birth

Teresa Carey | 
The problem: Chick culling is the practice of killing small, day-old male chicks with a variety of fairly gruesome methods ...
New hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients? CRISPR cured a mouse — and humans could be next

New hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients? CRISPR cured a mouse — and humans could be next

Teresa Carey | 
DMD is a fatal — and currently incurable — genetic condition that causes the body's muscles to deteriorate over time.  ...
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Which depression treatment is right for you? AI could provide answers

Kristin Houser | 
Currently, depression is diagnosed by a survey — commonly, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) — which quantifies the severity ...
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Video: Placebo effect or powerful antidepressant? Understanding the science of psychedelic microdosing

Individuals who microdose mushrooms, or those who microdose LSD, claim to experience an elevated mood, increased productivity, and a greater ...
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Video: In 40 years, babies could be made in the lab from skin cells

The "birds and the bees" as we know them are changing. A new process called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is ...
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Video: Building a bionic prosthetic leg that ‘thinks for itself’

It’s no question that researchers, doctors, and engineers want to design more effective robotic limbs that can help paralyzed and ...
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