Structural absorption by barbule microstructures of super black bird of paradise feathers, in which it is revealed that birds of paradise not only have the richest colors but also have the deepest blacks.
So Japanese monkeys hump deer and plants and animals mate. Viable results are rare but it does happen. It’s all about hybridization.
The North Korean defector had some unexpected stowaways. Parasites found in his body indicates widespread malnutrition in the Hermit Kingdom. Also: the vicious cycle of poor health and poverty.
This implicates high IQ as being a potential risk factor for affective disorders, ADHD, ASD, and for increased incidence of disease related to immune dysregulation. Preliminary findings strongly support a hyper brain/hyper body association which may have substantial individual and societal implications and warrants further investigation to best identify and serve this at-risk population.
Brain balls are stem cells harvested from patients’ brains that develop into more complex masses of living neurons.
Farmers want to use gene drive, with the aim to eradicate the spotted-wing drosophila fruit fly. This is a scary prospect because, as I’ve posted before, the gene drive targets species-wide changes but because of its virulent nature could have unintended consequences.
Researchers have identified additional genes associated with homosexuality in men. The genes are expressed in chromosones 13, 14, and 8.
a deep learning technology to reconstruct the true genome sequence from HTS sequencer data with significantly greater accuracy than previous classical methods
Scientists have modified CRISPR/Cas9 to treat diabetes, kidney disease, and muscular dystrophy in mice without cutting DNA. Cutting DNA potentially introduces genetic mutations. This new development that overcomes a major hurdle to applying this treatment to humans.
Fresh from science fiction land, today’s scientists give you thegene drive, a gene editing technology. And boy is it scary:
Because gene drives rapidly spread genetic modifications through animal populations, they have the potential to alter entire species and wipe out diseases such as malaria. Unlike conventional genetically modified crops or animals, organisms carrying gene drives are designed to move across international borders.