MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~6 min
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From slot machines to data encryption, many fields need true random numbers. Now researchers have generated them using DNA synthesis for the first time.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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Darwin's theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability "energy code"—so-called "molecular Darwinism"—say scientists.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~4 min
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DNA in animal feces could help researchers get a picture of an entire ecosystem and the secondary effects of extinction or invasive species.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research sheds light the bond between dogs and people. "We note a clear link between the movement of people and the introduction of a new type of dogs."
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Disputes over when life begins may block cutting-edge reproductive technologies like mitochondrial replacement therapies
The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett has implications for how assisted reproductive technologies, which can prevent the transmission of disease from parents to child, are regulated.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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Controlling a DNA-synthesizing enzyme with photolithographic methods from the computer chip industry facilitates multiplexed writing and storage of digital data in DNA.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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New research indicates rapid evolution in some great ape Y chromosomes, but not others. The scientists wonder if mating habits are why.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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