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Video: Crops engineered with nanoparticles could survive bleak environments—including space

Tyler Berrigan | 
A family of nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs, can absorb harmful UV radiation. Joseph Richardson is a nano-engineer ...
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Can CRISPR gene drives save New Zealand’s native birds and other wildlife?

Kathiann Kowalski | 
[Many] non-native animals — known as invasive species — have been preying on the native birds, some of which don’t ...
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Flu vaccine works better on some younger people—if you have the right genetics

Aimee Cunningham | 
Nine genes are tied to a strong immune response to the flu vaccine in people 35 and under, a new ...

Understanding how CRISPR works: The basics

Tina Saey | 
CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” Those repeats are elements of the genetic code in DNA. Cas9 is an enzyme that ...
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