DNA

Womens immune system genes operate differently from mens

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.

The CRISPR craze: gene editing poised to change medicine and industry

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

CRISPR/Cas for gene editing has the ability to make targeted changes in DNA sequences in living cells with ease and affordability.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

Some updates in the quest for a cure for aging

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Google isn't the only company putting millions of dollars into ending the effects of aging.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.