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‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain

‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain The name for this power is called gene drive.First, it forces itself into 99% of a mosquito’s sperm cells, and thus into 99% of its offspring.

The gene therapy revolution is coming. Will the US get left behind?

The gene therapy revolution is coming. Will the US get left behind? Last year, the United States federal budget included a rider banning certain types of gene therapy research, and that has some in the scientific community worried.For one, embryonic stem cell research was mostly opposed through funding bans, but more importantly the arguments against it centered on moral and religious arguments, not practical or scientific ones.

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression But in at least one arena, we really are better off together, and that’s when it comes to crowdsourced genetics studies.The real plaudits go to those individuals who gave permission to share their data and make possible the study.

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet

Chill out, woolly mammoths aren't coming back just yet Woolly mammoths won't be trouncing through the Arctic tundra anytime soon.Woolly mammoths roamed the planet for hundreds of thousands of years before they vanished about 4,000 years ago.

22 photos that prove science is beautiful

22 photos that prove science is beautiful It's the 20th anniversary of the Wellcome Images Awards, which celebrates images of science and medicine.Their winners’ gallery features the most diverse range of images the contest's history.

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum Scientists from Stanford have stumbled onto a new and different role for the cerebellum — and they found it while they were looking for something else entirely.Some granule cells lit up as expected, when a mouse was planning and executing arm movements.