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Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is... 9 hours
Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in crops
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China’s atomic clock passes space test
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Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations after negative social interactions
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Neutralization of pathogenic fungi with small-molecule immunotherapeutics
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Scientists tinker with gene-mapping device to make DNA editing safe
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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development
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A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea
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Ultrafast snapshots of relaxing electrons in solids
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Boise State professor wins federal grant to explore basic functions of the genome
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Researchers produce first 2-D field-effect transistor made of a single material
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