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Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis

Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis Ample sunlight is good…except when there’s too much of it, which can cause damage to the plant’s cells.As the sun moves across the sky, changes in light can leave many leaves in the shade with a depressed rate of photosynthesis.

2016's most talked-about research papers

2016's most talked-about research papers ” But the researchers didn’t give the participants any instruction on how to use the Fitcore trackers and website effectively.Her plea for more research this year into Lewy body dementia galvanized donors and researchers, and those who are interested in such research.

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space But beyond those shifts in perspective, Kelly's body may have changed in other ways.According to preliminary data released by NASA, Kelly's genes, fine motor skills, microbiome and other aspects of his body were altered during the 340 days he spent in orbit from 2015 to 2016.

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.

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties.But HR 1313 goes farther than simply allowing genetic profiling of employees because an employer offers insurance coverage.

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe Now, the service is allowed to tell users if they're at risk for 10 diseases:  The FDA noted in its announcement that this is the first approved use of direct-to-consumer tests for genetic risks.The information provided by 23andMe won't involve actual diagnoses of diseases — only the genetic risk of having them.

Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu

Despite What You May Have Heard, Licking Frogs Does Not Cure the Flu The skin microbiome of certain amphibians could help us figure out how to curb the fungal epidemic called chytridiomycosis that threatens tropical frogs.The strain of flu they were using binds to human cells using lollipop-shaped extensions jutting out from its surface.

How to Apply Artificial Intelligence to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

How to Apply Artificial Intelligence to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Now imagine an AI capable of deep learning — one specifically built for medicine, programmed for diagnostics.Group M is just one type of the “first” strain (HIV-1) responsible for the human AIDS pandemic.

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases In fact, the comparison of evolution to a gambler might be the most apt, and nowhere is this more evident than in reference to genetic diseases like hemophilia.Now a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests far more people than previously thought are carrying variants of rare genetic diseases and could force us to redefine what is considered a healthy genome.

The First App Store For Your DNA Is Here

The First App Store For Your DNA Is Here Some new insights might be added over time, but there’s not much else you can do with that genetic data.A startup called Helix is counting on people being curious enough to drop cash in its DNA app store on a regular basis.

Researchers edited the DNA of viable human embryos in U.S. for the first time, but don't freak out yet

Researchers edited the DNA of viable human embryos in U.S. for the first time, but don't freak out yet The experiment, using the revolutionary genome-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9, was led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University.It went beyond previous experiments using CRISPR to alter the DNA of human embryos, all of which were conducted in China, in that it edited the genomes of many more embryos and targeted a gene associated with a significant human disease.

CRISPR Used to Genetically Modify Human Embryo in the US

CRISPR Used to Genetically Modify Human Embryo in the US Researchers in the US have limited CRISPR experiments on the human genome, but for the first time, a US team has successfully edited a human embryo with CRISPR.In doing so, the scientists at Oregon Health and Science University also showed CRISPR has the potential to eliminate genetic diseases.

Designer babies are still a long way away, study suggests

Designer babies are still a long way away, study suggests Instead, they copied the healthy gene from their mother and incorporated that into their genome to replace the father’s.That offers the prospect of preventing inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, and some cancers, as long as one parent carries a healthy gene to replace the disease-causing one.

Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets

Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets That may be possible in the not-too-distant future, according to Synthetic Genomics, a company founded in 2005 by famed geneticist Craig Venter.The company has just unveiled an experimental version of the “digital-to-biological converter.

Why some people can't handle coffee

Why some people can't handle coffee While java love is widespread, some people can't handle the jittery effects of coffee.Why is it that some people can chug coffee like water while others can't have a single sip without feeling like their hearts are going to pop out of their chest?