Chinese scientists have announced a new world first. They have successfully cloned primates using somatic cell nucleus transfer (SCNT) – the cloning technique that gave us the first ever cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, back in 1996. The two new arrivals are a pair of genetically identical long-tailed macaques, born at the Chinese Academy of […]
The US federal government has lifted an enforced moratorium on funding research into how to make viruses deadlier and more transmissible.
When Tina Gibson got married seven years ago, the 26-year-old knew it was unlikely that she would have children naturally. Her husband, 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson, had cystic fibrosis, a condition that can make men infertile, the couple told CNN.
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of childhood blindness, the first such treatment cleared in the United States for an inherited disease.
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Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it differently.
NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been taking a long, hard look at one of the Milky Way’s most famous and studied objects – the remnant of an exploded star, Cassiopeia A. And it’s revealed the location of the elements left behind in the star’s r
Scientists just took a big step towards the goal of quantum computers, and even a quantum internet to connect them, after successfully using photons to transfer quantum information between a cold atomic gas and a solid crystal.
Our Solar System was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late October.
A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of memories in rats.
By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act like a solid 3D material.
Building a quantum internet.
With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities.
The blueprint for everything.
Galactic missing links.
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Researchers have at last been able to model the behaviour of electrons under extreme densities and temperatures, similar to those found inside stars and planets.
It doesn’t even break the laws of physics.
There is no red pill.
Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.
Here’s how. OR Yes please.
A quantum relay race.
The future of computing depends on it.
Up until now, it’s only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they’re dead. However, a new study outlines a method of analysing living cells by taking a close look at their nucleus.
This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for.
Medical techniques for looking inside our bodies have come a long way, but in the future it looks like doctors may be able to see absolutely everything going on under our skin.
A group of researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully developed the first functional vascularised lung scaffold, and it could dramatically change how lung disease is treated.
Lab tests only, so far
And could one day apply the buffers.
For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, capturing high-resolution images of the abnormal tau protein deposits suspected to be behind Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerat