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Is intentional extinction ever the right thing?

Consider this. It may be possible to eliminate some of the world's deadliest diseases, save 2.7 million human lives per year, and save millions more from getting sick…all that is needed is to cause the extinction of a couple ...

dateJul 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Unsilencing silenced genes by CRISPR/Cas9

The ability to control gene expression in cells allows scientists to understand gene function and manipulate cell fate. Recently, scientists have developed a revolutionary gene-editing tool, called CRIPSR/Cas9, which employs ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Biochemistry
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'Undead' genes come alive days after death

Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, have discovered that genes in animals remain 'turned on' days after death, possibly opening the door to new and better ways for preserving donated organs for transplantation ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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