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Here’s an update on the (quixotic?) CRISPR gene editing project to revive the defunct woolly mammoth

Here’s an update on the (quixotic?) CRISPR gene editing project to revive the defunct woolly mammoth

As CRISPR allows scientists to splice individual genes that program for specific characteristics into the genome of living species, it ...
Why do humans suffer from more diseases than other animals?

Why do humans suffer from more diseases than other animals?

Brad Bergan | Interesting Engineering | 
[C]ompared to chimpanzees, what makes us special is apparently our outsized capacity for serious mental illnesses and weird facial shapes, ...
Why gene drives may be necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems

Why gene drives may be necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems

Brad Bergan | Interesting Engineering | 
Gene driving is the process of introducing altered genes into a population capable of inducing infertility in females — which ...
Feeding astronauts on the Moon and Mars means sustaining plants and animals in space. Can science make it happen?

Feeding astronauts on the Moon and Mars means sustaining plants and animals in space. Can science make it happen?

Matthew Williams | Interesting Engineering | 
Given that missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond will not be able to rely on regular resupply missions, these ...
7,000 and counting – That’s how many diseases are linked to mutations that could be corrected with gene editing

7,000 and counting – That’s how many diseases are linked to mutations that could be corrected with gene editing

Researchers have already identified DNA errors as the cause of nearly 7,000 diseases. Thankfully, the growing world of genome editing could ...
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11 things to know about genetic engineering, including how it’s helping us fight disease

What are some interesting facts about genetic engineering, and why it is important? … Genetically engineered things are actually all ...
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11 GMO, gene-edited animals and plants that will help us battle hunger and disease

Chris Young | Interesting Engineering | 
The Genetic modification of foods, organisms, and animals, is very controversial, for quite obvious reasons. And yet, the practice has ...
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Something you want to forget? CRISPR could be used to ‘delete’ traumatic memories

Good memories give us a sensation of warmth and hope for better times, but bad memories can cause serious trauma ...
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Answering key questions about CRISPR gene therapies

What is gene editing?  Genome editing (also known as gene editing) is a group of technologies that provide scientists with ...
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From prosthetic limbs to lab-grown meat, technology can drastically improve animal welfare

John Loeffler | Interesting Engineering | 
While it's easy to think about all the ways technology has benefited humans, major technological advances have improved the lives ...
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