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The Swiss Army Knife of gene editing gets new control

When researchers want to edit, activate, or silence a gene in any living organism, from bacteria to humans, they often turn to CRISPR/Cas9, a...

Large study shows there is no “gay gene”

In a new study, researchers found that there is no single “gay gene” that could determine one’s sexual orientation. They found a person's attraction to...

How plants know the difference between night and day

Plants are extremely sensitive to lengths of nights and days. They use the information to keep track of seasons, information crucial to their life cycles. Yale...

Crocodile smiles hold the secret to regrowing teeth

Unlike people, crocodiles do not clean their teeth to slow down wear and tear. Instead, they get rid of them and replace them with new...

This novel detector could help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

In a new study, researchers have developed a high-sensitivity detector that could help aid early Alzheimer's diagnosis. The research was conducted by a team from...

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient origins of this buttery fruit and laying...

Cigarette smoke may make MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant

In a new study, researchers found cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics. In addition, cigarette smoke can make some strains...

Every living thing on Earth stems from same 20 amino acids, and now scientists...

Earth didn't always harbor life. But around 4 billion years ago, something in the environment changed, and systems with biological properties began to emerge. Many scientists...

Scientists discover new chemistry that may help explain the origins of life

Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more or less randomly. It is...

Why only humans are prone to heart attacks

In a new study, researchers found out why only humans are prone to heart attacks. They say the loss of a single gene two to...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...