Genetics and Technology

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January 29, 2018: When scientists clone an animal, how do they reprogram the DNA to make an embryo instead of whatever the cell used to be? I know it's called "somatic cell nuclear transfer," but how does moving the nucleus into an egg reset it's DNA?
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August 8, 2017: I just read about scientists in Oregon using CRISPR to fix a broken gene in human embryos. Is this as big a deal as the news stories are making it out to be?
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July 7, 2017: Would it be possible to recreate some Neanderthals?
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May 2, 2017: The human genome is fully mapped, so we know which genes make a heart. Is it possible to isolate these genes and create fully functional organs in labs?
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February 15, 2017: Can a genetic modification/mutation make the body achieve immortality?
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July 5, 2016: Will a third generation clone have the same DNA as the original?
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May 17, 2016: Would it be possible to make a virus that attacks other viruses? Kind of like how our T cells do?
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May 4, 2016: What is CRISPR and why is it so great?
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November 9, 2015: Could gene editing give humans the ability to regrow lost limbs? And, could it be possible to edit adult human phenotype? In other words, change body/facial bone structure etc.
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May 7, 2015: Summer is coming and I would like to get rid of my red hair and fair skin. Is there any way to fix my broken MC1R gene?
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