Nicole Carnt – UNSW Eye infections due to contact lenses are in part genetically determined, research reveals. The discovery explains why some contact lens wearers do everything wrong and never have a problem, while other more careful people end up in hospital with an eye infection. “We used to think it was only a matter […]
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 […]
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