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Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced on Thursday, a step that will likely accelerate and simplify the creation of crops that are resistant to drought or have consumer-pleasing properties such as soybean oil with fats as healthy as those in olive oil. 154 more words
The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in the DNA, which can be induced by radiation, are a dangerous threat to the cells, and if not properly repaired can lead to cancer. 144 more words
To conceive the world’s first three-parent baby using a controversial new technique, scientists went to Mexico where “there are no rules"
An American scientist, two Jordanian parents, and an anonymous donor walked into a hospital in Mexico.
That’s not the premise of a joke; those are the characters and the setting for a striking innovation in in-vitro fertilization techniques. 648 more words