CRISPR lets scientists directly edit the DNA of cells. While powerful, the technology can be challenging to apply: some edits to sites are less effective, with the underlying DNA remaining unchanged. But it’s a process or trial and error, costing researchers time and money as they search for the best site to manipulate the genome. […]
A changing, less nutritious menu for Southern Ocean marine life could reduce the seafood appearing on the dinner plates of people around the world, according to Tasmanian scientists. Blooms of a gelatinous plankton, known as salp, have been identified in waters south of 60°S, in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean, by researcher Paige […]
A new brain tumour model to provide more realistic test responses to chemo and radiotherapy is being developed by NSW scientists. “High-grade brain cancer is very aggressive and treatment outcomes have not improved much for several decades,” says Dr Annemarie Nadort of Macquarie University, who is leading the research. “One of the reasons for this […]
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