Archive: 14/07/2011

Editing the genome

The power to edit genes is as revolutionary, immediately useful and unlimited in its potential as was Johannes Gutenberg's printing press. And like Gutenberg's invention, most DNA editing tools are slow, expensive, and hard ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Breaking down cellulose without blasting lignin

Feared by realtors and homeowners alike, dry rot due to the fungus Serpula lacrymans causes millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and buildings around the world. This brown rot fungus' capacity to break down the cellulose ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Intelligent bed on the way to the marketplace

At the end of May 2011, two "business angels" and a banking institute invested one million Swiss francs in Michael Sauter's company "compliant concept". The successful end to this first round of financing is a milestone for ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Engineering
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iPhone5 may release mid-August

A job posting put on an employment website targeted towards job seekers in the United Kingdom, Reed, has stirred rumors that the iPhone 5 could be released earlier than the tech community had originally thought. The iPhone, ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Consumer & Gadgets report
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