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Editing Human Genes in Embryos to Correct Inherited Diseases

For many years now, scientific advancements are capable of altering genetic material in a cell by utilizing a technique called CRISPR. Our genome comprises of DNA. These DNAs are made up of long sequences of base pairs. Each base is represented by one of the four letters- A, T, G and C (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine respectively). These genetic alphabets sequence in a particular …

Dissolvable Microarray Patch – A Pain-free Alternative to Flu Injection

Statistics say that every year thousands die in the U.S. due to flu and its complications. A yearly flu vaccine is the most effective method to protect oneself against the disease. However, not everyone gets vaccinated. In the year 2015-2016, approximately only 42% of adults and 59% of children received their flu vaccine. Scientists have been working on developing different painless technologies like nasal sprays …

Immunotherapy: Mapping Genes to Better Precision Oncology Care.

Immunotherapy is the new treatment for cancer where the body’s own immune system is used to help in fighting the cancer cells. Immunotherapy works either by making the immune system fight harder or in a smarter way to overcome the cancer cells or specifically, by aiding the immune system with added components, like man-made proteins for the immune system. source This therapy works mainly in …

A New Brain Network that Works Only for Social Interactions

We would do anything to know what is going on in the other person’s mind, to know what others are thinking. To a certain extent, we are able to deduce what the person opposite to us is thinking and we frame our responses and interactions with them accordingly. These understandings and interpretations of, thoughts and interactions, is necessary for the functioning and maintenance of social …