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Curing diseases with CRISPR
Over the past several years, huge advances in genome editing technologies have fueled an almost palpable excitement about the future of genome engineering... Read More ›
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Glowing mouse noses*
Ever since the first published anecdotal reports of luminescent rhinaria on some members of the diminutive reindeer subspecies R. tarandus pearyi, the... Read More ›
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Mouse Models of Multiple Sclerosis
For complex diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), animal models are highly important because they allow researchers to systematically study numerous... Read More ›
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Turkey wingmen
Later this week, many of you may gather together with family around a table adorned with a turkey. In a grocery store or on a farm, turkeys are remarkably... Read More ›
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Cells or Animals: Which model is better?
Biology research relies on the use of model systems. The type of system used can affect the scope and limitations of a research project, and also affects... Read More ›
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Your brain is mutating
It has long been known that cells acquire mutations over time. In fact, ongoing random mutation rates are such that no two cells in a human body are identical... Read More ›
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Designer Immune Systems
Our immune system is an astonishingly sophisticated, multi-layered series of defenses against harmful agents. In many cases, however, the immune system... Read More ›
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A new prion disease
About 50 years ago, scientists made the surprising discovery that some diseases, such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are transmitted by... Read More ›
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A bacterial gene to help smokers quit
Tobacco use represents a major worldwide health problem. Around one fifth of the world's population regularly smokes tobacco and nearly half of these people... Read More ›
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Three (formerly) blind mice
Blindness is a major public health problem. Nearly 40 million people worldwide are functionally blind, while over 250 million people suffer from visual... Read More ›
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