Genetics and Technology
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July 25, 2018:
Is there a particular gene that controls size of mammals? For example, could you manipulate a particular gene in an elephant to miniaturize it?
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?
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?
July 7, 2017:
Would it be possible to recreate some Neanderthals?
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?
February 15, 2017:
Can a genetic modification/mutation make the body achieve immortality?
July 5, 2016:
Will a third generation clone have the same DNA as the original?
May 17, 2016:
Would it be possible to make a virus that attacks other viruses? Kind of like how our T cells do?
May 4, 2016:
What is CRISPR and why is it so great?
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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