How does CRISPR’s ‘on-off switch’ work? How will it revolutionize genetic research and the development of therapies?

How does CRISPR’s ‘on-off switch’ work? How will it revolutionize genetic research and the development of therapies?

[R]esearchers have published perhaps the greatest advance since 2013 – a way to use CRISPR as an on-off switch for ...
Cavendish banana could ‘disappear’ in the 2020s. Can CRISPR gene editing save it from a deadly fungus?

Cavendish banana could ‘disappear’ in the 2020s. Can CRISPR gene editing save it from a deadly fungus?

[T]hat the Cavendish banana will disappear sometime in the 2020’s is extremely likely. It is being threatened by a fungus ...
A video claiming to show dangerous COVID vaccine side-effects has gone viral - but scientists are skeptical

A video claiming to show dangerous COVID vaccine side-effects has gone viral – but scientists are skeptical

[W]e are now living in a post-social media world. Information, even medical or scientific information, may get to the public ...
Why the COVID death rate is dropping even as case numbers soar

Why the COVID death rate is dropping even as case numbers soar

One recent study looking at the case fatality rate in the New York region from March to August found that the ...
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‘Spectacularly unimpressive’: Neural network AI asked to judge human personalities through photos

[If] personality traits have a significant genetic contribution (which seems clear) then we can ask – to what extent do ...
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Are we getting closer to understanding how our brains make memories?

How do memories work? That has been a burning question for over a century, since Richard Semon introduced the term ...
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Viewpoint: YouTube, Facebook and Google should do more to stop spread of dangerous cancer quackery

Many outlets are covering the story of Mari Lopez, a YouTuber who claimed, along with her niece, Liz Johnson, that ...
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Replacing the polygraph: Brain imaging could give us a reliable lie detector

It’s fairly common knowledge at this point that the polygraph test for detecting who is lying is not reliable enough ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Indigenous ways of knowing’ and the rejection of science

Science and the enlightenment are under assault from many directions, and in many incarnations, but they all tend to boil ...

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