Tag: DNA

junk DNA

Why we Should Look to Junk DNA to Help Cure Cancer

Interest in understanding the human genome is higher than ever, as is the desire to edit it, especially after realizing that some animals don't have as many problems with cancer. The advent of Crispr-CAS9 gene...
antibiotic resistance

How Fertilizer Helps Bacteria Spread Antibiotic Resistance

A new study found that strains of drug-resistant bacteria can spread their antibiotic resistance to bacteria in soils. Now recognized as a major global public health problem, antibiotic resistance saw its first manifestations with the emergence...
First Ever Gene Editing Treatment Conducted Inside a Human Patient

First Ever Gene Editing Treatment Conducted Inside a Human Patient

For the first time in medical history, in-human gene editing has finally been attempted by scientists. On Wednesday, the Associated Press (AP) reported that a in-human gene editing procedure was tried for the first time by...
nanocarbon ribbons

Nanocarbon Ribbons + gas Sensor = 100x More Sensitive to Molecules

Nebraska researchers developed a new form of graphene nano-ribbon that increases the sensitivity of existing gas sensors by 100 times. I love it when real life starts to resemble Star Trek, don't you? Our future-tech present...
turn back time

Turn Back Time With These 5 new Technologies

While the world is steadily moving toward a future with AI, autonomous cars, and potentially Skynet, some allege that the future might better resemble the past than anything new. Fintechpreneurs like Elon Musk and companies...
Scientists Who Developed Cryo-electron Microscopy Gets Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Scientists Behind Cryo-electron Microscopy Gets Nobel Prize in Chemistry

This year's highly coveted Nobel Prize in Chemistry has finally been awarded to a group of scientists who dedicated their work to the improvement of cryo-electron microscopy. On Wednesday, Jacques Dubochet of Switzerland, Joachim Frank of...
The Latest Guide to Understanding CRISPR-Cas9

The Latest Guide to Understanding CRISPR-Cas9

The CRISPR Pill made headlines with its implications in the fight against Superbugs. But CRISPR technology originated from research into gene splicing and genetic editing capabilities. Since DNA is the fundamental building block of existence,...
superbug killed by CRISPR pill superdrug

Kill Superbugs With the CRISPR Pill Superdrug

We all know about the extreme dangers that “Superbugs” pose. Antibiotic resistant strains of our favorite bacteria like MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus which causes staph infections are growing in number. A study into the proposed CRISPR...
The Future of Biohacking: Implanting Malware to DNA

The Future of Biohacking: Implanting Malware to DNA

In what looks like a scene from a science fiction film, a team of researchers from the University of Washington have successfully encoded physical DNA strands with malicious software. For decades, scientists have studied human...
Human Embryos Genetically Modified

Breaking: Human Embryos Genetically Modified in the U.S.

In a bid to correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases, scientists and researchers from the U.S. attempted for the first time to modify human embryos using the gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9. According to MIT Technology Review, the...