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Content: Volume 5, Issue 1

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DNA G-Quadruplexes: ‘knot’ that simple!

Known as the "molecule of life", DNA is found in every cell in our body, providing a set of instructions for the function and organization throughout our bodies. These instructions are encoded by only four structural variations, abbreviated to A, C, G and T. While... click to read more

  • Mateus Webba da Silva | Professor at School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Coleraine, UK
  • Scarlett Dvorkin | PhD Student at School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Coleraine, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 20, 2019
Gene edited “superpigs” resist devastating disease

Genome editors are simple tools that allow scientists to make very precise changes to the genome of any organism by cutting the genome at a very precise location. If you imagine the genome as a single, continuous string of information containing the instructions to build... click to read more

  • Christine Burkard | Assistant professor at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on Feb 13, 2019
When did land appear over water (and why does it matter)?

When Yuri Gagarin first saw the earth from the space in 1961 it looked as a blue-yellow planet with white clouds, a fragile view that was reinforced by the American astronauts who saw the Earth from the moon. The blue aquaplanet, completely covered with water... click to read more

  • Ilya Bindeman | Professor at University of Oregon, USA and University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 12, 2019
Marine mammals may suffer dire consequences of ancient gene loss

Have you ever lost something? Perhaps you have misplaced your keys or left an umbrella on the bus. Generally speaking, losing things has negative consequences. Without your keys, you might be locked out of your house or car, and without your umbrella, you might get... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 8, 2019
What can citrus teach us about fluid dispersal?

The avid citrus consumer knows it is impossible to peel an orange and keep your fingers dry, even if the precious fruit inside remains unmolested. Others will have noticed the ephemeral and fragrant mist that is emitted when peels are broken and tiny fluid jets... click to read more

  • Andrew Dickerson | Assistant Professor at Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 6, 2019