“No cut CRISPR” breakthrough lets scientists turn genes on and off at will

“No cut CRISPR” breakthrough lets scientists turn genes on and off at will

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to precisely turn genes on and off “at will” will revolutionise personal medicine and bring about the creation of new revolutionary healthcare treatments.   The gene editing tool CRISPR is one of the most exciting developments in modern genetics, for example recently it...

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Scientists grow the world’s first human pig chimera

Scientists grow the world’s first human pig chimera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the next few decades self-driving cars could cause a shortage of donor organs, Chimera’s could provide doctors and patients with alternatives.   Sometimes it’s hard to help but wonder what scientists would do with their time if they didn’t have stem cells to experiment...

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In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

In a world first scientists have reversed ageing in mice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more scientists treat age as a disease, not as an inevitability, we are discovering more ways to turn back the biological clock, one day these treatments might be applied to humans.   Scientists in America have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process...

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