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Posts Tagged ‘Genetic’

New Method Enabling Routine Targeted Gene Modification Developed

In Genes, Genetic on July 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2008) — A multi-institutional team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has developed a powerful new tool for genomic research and medicine — a robust method for generating synthetic enzymes that can target particular DNA sequences for inactivation or repair.

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Who’s afraid of a synthetic human? If we can enhance our species – make it live longer and resist disease – we should do it

In Ableism, Bionic on May 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm

John Harris

In the future there will be no more human beings. This is not something we should worry about.

Much of today’s scientific research may enable us eventually to repair the terrible vulnerability to which our present state of evolution has exposed us. It is widely thought inevitable that we will have to face the end of humanity as we know it. We will either have died out altogether, killed off by self-created global warming or disease, or, we may hope, we will have been replaced by our successors.
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World First Discovery: Genes From Extinct Tasmanian Tiger Function In A Mouse

In Animal, Genetic on May 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm

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Tomorrow’s sports stars: Is talent all in the genes?

In Genetic on May 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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