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DNA Spells Evolution

If Darwin came back today, what would he be most excited by in modern science? I think it would be the whole world of genetics....

The RNA Enigma

A tiny molecule packed with a four billion year old code may hold the answers to some of biology’s biggest questions. This molecule is called...

What Is CRISPR Gene Editing?

Andre Fenton: CRISPR stands for: clustered, regularly, interspaced, short, palindromic, repeats. That’s why it’s just called “CRISPR”. First discovered in bacteria, CRISPRs are like bacterial...

Virus Wars

All might seem outwardly peaceful, but right now tiny battles are raging inside of you. The battles are being fought for control of the molecular...

The RNA Origin of Life

Where does life come from? This is one of the most important questions humanity has ever posed. And the scientific answer is: we don’t entirely...

Can a New Gene Therapy Cure Cancer?

Dimas Padilla: Everything started in July 2011. I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and I was in stage four when they found out. I started...