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environmentUsing Woolly Mammoths to help solve Climate Change

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Returning woolly mammoth to the Tundra would help solve Climate Change. They lived during the Pleistocene until extinction in the early Holocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species. The natural environment in the …

agingGeorge Church talks about reversing human aging and claims they made mice live twice as long

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George Church is developing better and better organs using pigs. They are working to slow or reverse the aging in the organs to be used for transplant. He says the organ longvity has also been done successfully with entire …

futureGeorge Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times

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DNA Reading has improved 3 million fold and writing of DNA has improved a billion-fold from 1980 to today. George Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times. They eliminated one codon (out of …

crisprCrispr gene therapy fixes disease in a human embryo

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Chinese scientists used CRISPR gene therapy to correct a mutation that causes Marfan syndrome, an incurable connective tissue disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people. A single letter mistake in the gene for FBN1, which codes for the fibrillin …

antiagingOisin Biotechnologies could be on the verge of cancer and antiaging breakthroughs

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Clearing old “zombie” cells from the human body has been shown to extend the lives of mice. When cells detect that they have been irreversibly damaged, they enter a non-dividing condition known as cell-cycle arrest, or senescence. It’s believed this …

antiagingGene therapy to remove old cells is extending the life of older mice

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Oisin Biotechnology is a leader in removing senescent cells for antiaging. They have shown p16 positive senescent cells can be killed on demand in both in vitro and in vivo environments. Now they have started on experiments that will show …

cancerCancer cells engineered to trigger a death switch in other cancer cells

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Roving cancer tumor cells have been genetically engineered to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter. The cancer-fighting cancer cells also have a built-in suicide switch — so the weaponized cells self-destruct before …

foodCRISPR gene therapy produce rice with 25-31% higher yield

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A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional …

gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

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Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …

gene therapyCreating real life superheroes

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Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr looks at how near term technology could be used to create Marvel’s Captain America. Chasing Captain America explores what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend …