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Cancer Treatment: Epigenetics
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Epigenetics is the science of what turns genes on and off. We know that mutations or damaged genes in our DNA can lead to cancer. Researchers are working on epigenetic drugs that conflict the on/off switches on our genes to change the instructions that cancer cells are following.

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Kidney Organoids: Flow-Enhanced Vascularization and Maturation In Vitro
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Scientists at the Wyss Institute developed a method for growing kidney organoids under flow that enhances their vascularization and maturation, increasing their potential for drug testing and regenerative medicine.

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The Age of Genetic Wonder
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Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier.

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One measurement - multiple results
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Measure standards first, then measure your unknowns? Sounds time-consuming. Especially when the new Agilent Cary 3500 UV-Vis lets you do both at the same time. And with the integrated multicell holder, you will never need to do an alignment again—perfect for microvolume cuvettes.

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New 8-Letter DNA Rewrites the Genetic Code
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Scientists have successfully created synthetic DNA with twice as many base pairs as normal, with potential implications in medicine, data storage, and even understanding how life could evolve elsewhere in the universe.

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CRISPR Gene Editing Explained – With Snacks!
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CRISPR might be all that and a packet of chips -- but the revolutionary genetic engineering technology is also very confusing. Let CNET's Jackson Ryan take you on a journey of discovery using candies, chips and chocolates.

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Resurrecting the Genes of Extinct Plants
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Scientists at Ginkgo Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA.

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Don't sleep in the lab for your time-course experiments
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Watch and find out why UCSF scientist Prof. Ernesto Diaz-Flores is confident in the results of his time-course experiments - all without staying in the lab to take time points every hour through the night.

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A Voice for Diversity in Science
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Only 17% of the English-language biographies on Wikipedia are about women – but the statistic won’t stay that low for long if Dr Jess Wade has her way. A passionate advocate for diversity in science, Jess balances her work as an award-winning physicist at Imperial College London with her role as a ‘Wikipedian’, creating and uploading the biographies of underrepresented groups in science.

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Wireless Sensors for Neonates Remove the Cuddle-barrier Tangle
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A pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors have been developed to monitor vital health indicators of neonatal babies. With the tangle of wires removed, parents and babies have more opportunity for skin-to-skin contact.

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