DNA

Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

Sequencing DNA in Outer Space

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

No one has ever tried to decode DNA in space before. Being able to is something that might come in handy.

CRISPR enhancements: improving the ability to delete genes

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9.