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//Insights from the new study could lead to “more efficient design of Cas9 mutant with high specificity,” says Osamu Nureki, a biologist at the University of Tokyo who has also worked on the structure of Cas9.//

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/crispr-modification/
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It is an amazing time to be alive. The structure of DNA was published just a few years before I was born. Even my university education in genetics was long before the Human Genome Project, and with each passing day becomes more obsolete.

It's no exaggeration to say that we would never have imagined a day when we would be able to understand or accomplish as much as quickly as we have.

Remarkable.
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Searching with regular sentences will only get you so far – if you need to find something a bit tricky turn to these advanced yet simple methods
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Saudi Arabia is believed to be on the brink of executing a teenage boy who was arrested at the age of 15 for attending a protest. Campaign group Reprieve told The Independent Abdullah al-Zaher, who is now 19, was the youngest in a group of juvenile offenders put on death row as part of a ruthless crackdown on political dissent in the conservative kingdom.
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Yea, that's why I try to make sure I don't get overwhelmed that way
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"The mystery of why we haven't yet found signs of aliens may have less to do with the likelihood of the origin of life or intelligence and have more to do with the rarity of the rapid emergence of biological regulation of feedback cycles on planetary surfaces,"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121110932.htm
The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens. But life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists. In research aiming to understand how life might develop, the scientists realized new life would commonly die out due to runaway heating or cooling on their fledgling planets.
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"We hypothesized that if the cells kept on communicating with one another over hours or days, and kept on accumulating information, that might expand the accuracy further than four cells across," Nemenman says. "Surprisingly, however, this was not the case. We found that there is always a limit of how far information can travel without being garbled in these cellular systems."
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121121825.htm
To decide whether and where to move in the body, cells must read chemical signals in their environment. Individual cells do not act alone during this process, two new studies on mouse mammary tissue show. Instead, the cells make decisions collectively after exchanging information about the chemical messages they are receiving.
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Send three & fourpence we're going to a dance
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//"It's quite amazing that 50 thousand year-old migrations still leave a mark on current human genetic diversity, but to be able to see this you need a huge amount of data in many populations from different continents. Only 5 years ago, this would not have been possible," concludes Laurent Excoffier.//

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160118084357.htm
Modern humans (Homo sapiens) are thought to have first emerged in Africa about 150,000 years ago. 100,000 years later, a few of them left their homeland traveling first to Asia and then further east, crossing the Bering Strait, and colonizing the Americas. Experts have developed theoretical models predicting that if modern humans migrated as small bands, then the populations that broke off from their original African family should progressively a...
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+~Keep Calm Evolution is True~ They are rude because deep inside they know they are wrong.
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"We believe that this research could really lead to improvements in infertility treatment and ultimately provide us with a deeper understanding of the earliest stages of human life."


A scientist is making her case to be the first in the UK to be allowed to genetically modify human embryos.
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As a Biologist myself, I say we should keep the genom editing in the invitro phase for sometime more. Get solid research results in the lab and in lab animals before moving on to human trials. And even when we go to human trials we should observe for atleast 2 generations for longterm effects before moving to widespread use.
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How many people have the Ankylosaurus as their favorite dinosaur? Or perhaps one of its close relatives, like Sauropelta or Euoplocephalus? These dinosaurs have a long and winding evolutionary path that links them to other armored dinosaurs, eventually culminating at the end of the Cretaceous with some of the most powerful plant-eating tanks in history.

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Miss you so much...
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