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Epigenetics: the making of a concert

Epigenetics: the making of a concert Epigenetics is important for the development of an organism. It’s also an important process in cancer, and a potential target in the battle against it. Word has it that epigenetics is “hot” as fudge in research. It’s the present and future they say. Don’t believe me? Ask my mom;…

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By Santiago January 31, 2019 0

Genome edited CRISPR babies are born

It finally happened. The first CRISPR edited babies were recently born! Or that’s the claim at least. He Jiankui, a scientist from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen claims to have disabled a gene important for HIV infections. He edited embryos using CRISPR, which he then used for in vitro…

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By Santiago November 27, 2018 0

How to recognise pseudoscience: 5 common traits

How to recognise pseudoscience: 5 common traits Let’s talk pseudoscience. Why? Because it’s so available and many times seen as a replacement for conventional medicine. And to be honest, it also scares the crap out of me. We see it on the news, advertisements and social media. Some pharmacies even have shelves dedicated to homeopathy…

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By Santiago February 18, 2018 0