Tag: DNA

DNA movies

DNA Movies Debut at a Theater Inside You

Using gene editing, biologists at Harvard took one of the first motion pictures ever recorded in history and encoded it into bacterial DNA. In their quest to find efficient data storage systems, scientists are exploring...
knot theory

Knot Theory: The World Inside Your Shoe Laces

William Thomson once theorized that atoms were knots formed from ethereal vortices. He was wrong, but the successive research created knot theory and may shed light on the structure of proteins and DNA.  Thomson was...
models of evolution

New Models of Evolution Updates Darwin’s Work

Evolution through natural selection is the process by which organisms change over time. The changes allow an organism to adapt to an environment, survive, and reproduce. Evidence from a wide range of disciplines including...

Neanderthal DNA Purged from Modern Human Genome

Homo sapiens once had Homo Neanderthalensis (Neanderthal) blood running through their veins. Numerous genes they shared with their cousin species were erased over the course of time and evolution. A new study reveals how...
antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Resistance is a Growing Threat

Antibiotic medicines kill bacteria that cause infections. They are not the most precise treatment, as in many cases the antibiotics kill both bad and good bacteria. However, before the discovery of certain antibiotics, bacteria...

Could CRISPR Gene Editing Help Cure Mental Illness?

Researchers have discovered the presence of common groups of genes in individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. If these genes are responsible for these mental illnesses, could gene editing methods like CRISPR-Cas9 could...