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So this was the week I found out I was black

What a difference a week makes
Engineering rice to waste less fertilizer

Engineering rice to waste less fertilizer

Most of the phosphorus fertilizer goes to the seeds, ends up wasted.

What Is Going To Happen In 2017

Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past, today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in. Here’s what I expect to happen this year: Trump will hit the
2016’s most talked-about research papers

2016’s most talked-about research papers

From Robin Williams' legacy to reproducibility in science, from tardigrades to the Tully monster, this is where the buzz was in 2016. The post 2016’s most talked-about research papers appeared first

Video Of The Week: What is DNA and How Does it Work?

One of our colleagues at USV pointed us at a series of web videos called Stated Clearly. I really like this one that explains DNA and how it works in a very simple and easy to understand way.
How Gene Editing Could Ruin Human Evolution

How Gene Editing Could Ruin Human Evolution

CRISPR snips away risky genes—but even the bad have good in them
Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

But exercise can counteract it, a new study finds
Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

But exercise can counteract it, a new study finds

The End Of The Level Playing Field

I am old enough to remember the gogo days of cable TV when entrepreneurs who wanted to launch a new cable channel would go, hat in hand and cap table in tow, to the big cable companies and beg to get
Harvard and MIT Scientists Just Won a Big Patent Fight for the CRISPR Gene Editing Technology
Harvard and MIT Scientists Just Won a Big Patent Fight for the CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

The ethical quandaries of genetic editing

Playing God can be a dangerous game
New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

The GOP is considering a bill that would give employers the right to force employees to take genetic tests or pay thousands of dollars per year in increased insurance premium costs. The post New GOP
Scientists Can Reverse DNA Aging in Mice

Scientists Can Reverse DNA Aging in Mice

Researchers have found a way to protect DNA from the damage that comes with aging, and they’re ready to test it in people
New Study Reveals That 'Night Owls' May Have a Special Genetic Variant

New Study Reveals That 'Night Owls' May Have a Special Genetic Variant

Staying up late may not be your fault -- you were born that way.
Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to diagnose the presence of cancer and to create
Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to diagnose the presence of cancer and to create
Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu

Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu

We found a peptide on frog skin that destroys the influenza virus with extreme prejudice. The post Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu appeared first on ExtremeTech.