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    • An on-off switch for gene editing

      EurekAlert!· 5 days ago

      Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to...

    • Inside the protein channel that keeps bacteria alive· 42 minutes ago

      Almost all bacteria rely on the same emergency valves—protein channels that pop open under pressure, releasing a deluge of cell contents. "We realized that membrane thinning is not how these channels open," Walz says.

    • Society is not ready to make human brains

      Medical Xpress· 5 days ago

      Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells ...