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New era of human embryo gene editing begins 9/23/16  report highlights one example, but scientists say many experiments now going onGene editing of viable human embryos is happening, in and out of the public eye.

New era of human embryo gene editing begins

New era of human embryo gene editing begins report highlights one example, but scientists say many experiments now going onGene editing of viable human embryos is happening, in and out of the public eye.

The Connectome Debate: Is Mapping the Mind of a Worm Worth It? - Scientific American

elegans connectome: All 302 nerves in a worm. Despite the beautiful wiring map, much of the function of the C. elegans nervous system remains a mystery. (The OpenWorm Project, image generated by neuroConstruct)

‘Three-parent babies’ are ethically permissible, U.S. panel says | Science News

‘Three-parent babies’ are ethically permissible, U.S. panel says

‘Superbug’ scourge spreads as U. fails to track rising human toll A Reuters investigation finds that as antibiotic-resistant infections rage on, the U. government isn't tracking who is dying or where.

Scientists have identified a protein that chops up the mitochondrial DNA in a dad’s sperm after it fertilizes an egg. The finding helps explain why mitochondrial DNA is usually passed on only by mothers.

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

BREAK DOWN Like most cells, sperm contain energy-producing mitochondria (one organelle and its membrane (red circle) shown, left). Once a sperm fertilizes an egg, the sperm’s mitochondria break down inside that membrane (right).

HEAVE HO  Mitochondria (blue), energy-producing structures in cells, may get mutations that lead to diseases in people. Researchers have described a new genetic engineering technique that will eliminate mutant mitochondria from eggs and early embryos to prevent mitochondrial diseases from passing from mother to child. ~~ Martin M. Rotker/Science Source

Genetic editing can delete deleterious mitochondria

A new technique slates mutant mitochondria for destruction.

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7 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Living With Disabilities

A woman with cerebral palsy, PTSD and major depressive disorder lists seven things she wants friends and family to know about living with disabilities.

MATCHED PAIR  Studies of more than 14 million sets of twins indicate that human traits, on average, are dictated equally by genes and environment. ~~ Photobank.ch/Shutterstock

Genes and environment balance each other

MATCHED PAIR Studies of more than 14 million sets of twins indicate that human traits, on average, are dictated equally by genes and environment.

CRISPR Cas9 : la dernière folie de la génétique  Les "ciseaux à découper l’ADN" suscitent d’immenses espoirs de traitement des maladies génétiques. Mais cette technologie inquiète aussi sérieusement les services de sécurité.

CRISPR Cas9 : la dernière folie de la génétique

CRISPR Cas9 : la dernière folie de la génétique Les "ciseaux à découper l’ADN" suscitent d’immenses espoirs de traitement des maladies génétiques. Mais cette technologie inquiète aussi sérieusement les services de sécurité.

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The Universe And Your Place In It i pinned this on my history board but could also be science i guess----Mind=Blown

Cancer Research Institute Appoints Dr. Aiman Shalabi as Chief Medical Officer to Accelerate Precision Immunotherapy Clinical Collaborations

Immunotherapy is the most promising cancer treatment of our time, with the potential to cure all types of cancers. Understand how cancer immunotherapy works.

DNA-based facial sketches are moving into the crime-solving arena. With current science, predictions of some features are better than others.

Can DNA predict a face?

Can DNA Predict A Face? DNA-based facial sketches are moving into the crime-solving arena. With current science, predictions of some features are better than others.

The humble yeast has been engineered to make a precursor to opiates.  ~~ Galanie et al/Science 2015

Pathway pieced together to make opiates in yeast

The humble yeast has been engineered to make a precursor to opiates. ~~ Galanie et al/Science 2015

WHAT'S YOUR CODE  The melonomics project uncovered the genome of melons like this cantaloupe. ~~ abbyladybug/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Melonomics: Sounds like a cancer, smells like a melon

The project that published the first melon genome dubbed itself melonomics.

LONGEVITY BY THE NUMBERS  How long a species lives depends upon the number of “Siglec” genes it carries. Siglec genes encode immune proteins that may protect against aging by fighting oxidants. Source: Schwarz et al./eLife 2015; Adapted by E. Otwel.   ~~ David Illig/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) (mouse); Dedi Sharadi/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) (dog);nickandmel2006/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) (elephant); moodboard/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) (woman)

Anti-inflammation genes linked to longer lives

LONGEVITY BY THE NUMBERS How long a species lives depends upon the number of “Siglec” genes it carries. Siglec genes encode immune proteins that may protect against aging by fighting oxidants. Source: Schwarz et al./eLife 2015; Adapted by E. Otwel. ~~ David Illig/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) (mouse); Dedi Sharadi/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) (dog);nickandmel2006/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) (elephant); moodboard/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) (woman)

Landmark as lab creates synthetic cell with minimum genes needed for life | Science | The Guardian

Landmark as lab creates synthetic cell with minimum genes needed for life

With 473 genes is the simplest self-replicating cell known and could be basis for new organisms designed to make new antibiotics, fuels and drugs

A scanning electron microscope image of spider silk glands making a thread.

ratak-monodosico: “ A scanning electron microscope image of spider silk glands making a thread.

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