Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a new method to treat viral infections by making traps. The team folded DNA into nano-capsules with specialized binding points inside them, which could grab hold of viruses and rend… Continue reading Scientists build tiny “virus traps” out of DNA origami
Chinese genetics company BGI accused of misusing DNA harvested from prenatal testing.
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Join us on Wednesday, July 7 at noon Pacific for the Microfluidics for Biohacking Hack Chat with Krishna Sanka! “Microfluidics” sounds like a weird and wonderful field, but one that …read more Continue reading Microfluidics for Biohacking Hack Chat
The CRISPR gene-editing tool has been successfully used in space for the first time. Researchers onboard the International Space Station have edited colonies of yeast to study how they repair DNA damage, which could be the first steps towards finding w… Continue reading CRISPR gene-editing tested in space for first time in DNA damage study
A unique study using epigenetic markers to track biological aging has found prematurely born males, of extremely low birth weight, seem to age more rapidly than prematurely born females with similar birth weight. Why this is the case is unclear but the… Continue reading Accelerated biological aging seen in prematurely born males
It would certainly be upsetting to discover that the beef you had just eaten also contained rat meat. Such things are possible, though, which is why scientists have developed a DNA-based meat-testing kit.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: DNA, Food… Continue reading DNA testing kit checks foods for forbidden meats
Over the years, archeologists have unearthed the remains of members of the infamous Franklin expedition, although it hasn’t been possible to confirm the individuals’ identities. Thanks to DNA analysis, however, scientists have now done so for the first… Continue reading DNA provides first-ever confirmed ID of Franklin expedition sailor
Tiny robots could serve all kinds of useful functions, but shrinking their actuators has proven challenging. Now researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have made artificial muscles that surpass your puny natural ones, inspired b… Continue reading DNA-inspired artificial muscles contract by “supercoiling”
Despite the seemingly sudden appearance of this cutting-edge mRNA technology it is, like many scientific innovations, actually the product of decades of piecemeal research. mRNA was first discovered around 60 years ago after scientists worked for years… Continue reading The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology
Two new genetic studies have shed light on just how often our ancestors got frisky with Neanderthals. Scientists analyzed the genomes of 45,000-year-old human remains found in caves in Czechia and Bulgaria, including the oldest known genome of a modern… Continue reading 45,000-year-old human genomes reveal extent of Neanderthal interbreeding