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Science is a Collective Human Endeavor - And That's Beautiful

A philosopher of science once told me, “Science is like a big, ornate building. Unless you’re an Einstein or a Newton, all you can do is etch away at a little flourish on the building’s facade – and then you die.” 530 more words


Adding the RNA string to the CRISPR bow

So far we have learned that CRISPR may turn a faulty gene off by cutting and mutating its sequence. But what if we want to proceed more cautiously and avoid permanent changes to the genome? 391 more words

About the importance of research

My passion

Ahhhh research, my true passion – I love it! Thinking up questions, creating experiments, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing a research paper on the results that get published in a scientific journal! 1,006 more words

3 questions on CRISPR butterflies

Biodiversity is a wonderful interplay between genetics and evolution, and butterflies are a fascinating example with their variety of patterns and colors. Understanding how the same gene networks engender visual effects so diverse in thousands of Lepidoptera species is a longtime ambition  for many entomologists and evolutionary biologists. 484 more words

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CRYSPR/Cas System

I. CRISPR là gì?

  • CRISPR (là viết tắt từ Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, được đọc như crisper), là một công nghệ độc đáo giúp các nhà di truyền và các nhà nghiên cứu y khoa chỉnh sửa các bộ phận của hệ gen bằng cách loại bỏ hoặc thay đổi các phần của trình tự DNA.
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Protein that turns normal cells into cancer stem cells offers target to fight colon cancer

Colon cancer is a global killer. Each year more than one million people worldwide are diagnosed with it; more than half a million die from it. 442 more words

Stem Cell Research

Stories that caught our eye last week: dying cells trigger stem cells, CRISPR videogames and an obesity-stem cell link

A dying cell’s last breath triggers stem cell division. Most cells in your body are in a constant state of turnover. The cells of your lungs, for instance, replace themselves every 2 to 3 weeks and, believe it or not, you get a new intestine every 2 to 3 days. 1,166 more words

Stem Cell Research