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CRISPR meets Pac-Man: New DNA cut-and-paste tool enables bigger gene edits

Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a new tool for cutting larger pieces of DNA out of a cell’s genome, according to a new study.

Artificial intelligence reveals hundreds of millions of trees in the Sahara

(University of Copenhagen) There are far more trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel than most would expect. A combination of artificial intelligence and detailed satellite imagery allowed a team from the University of Copenhagen and international collaborators to count all trees across a 1.3 million km2 area of West Africa.

In new strategy, Wellcome Trust will take on global health challenges – Science Magazine

With an endowment worth £28 billion, the Wellcome Trust is taking on goal-oriented global health challenges. Arcaid Images/Alamy Stock Photo By Kai KupferschmidtOct. 19, 2020 , 7:01 PM One of the world’s largest nongovernmental funders of science, the Wellcome Trust,…

CRISPR-induced immune diversification in host-virus populations

Just like humans, microbes have equipped themselves with tools to recognize and defend themselves against viral invaders. In a continual evolutionary battle between virus and host, CRISPR-Cas act as a major driving force of strain diversity in host-virus systems.

Nigerian-Irish Teens Develop a Dementia App for Sufferers Coping With Lockdown–and It’s Won Awards

Thanks to three remarkable teenage girls and their amazing mentor, there’s a brand-new app on the horizon specifically designed to help Dementia patients and caregivers better navigate the confusing waters of the disease. While STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) have long been considered a traditional boys’ club, with brilliant minds like those of […]

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‘Dramatic’ Plunge in London Air Pollution Since 2016, When Mayor Cracked Down

Since Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London in 2016, the famous city on the Thames has seen a dramatic fall in its levels of primary and particulate air pollution. In a peer-reviewed study that looks at the last fouur years of London air policy, researchers from King’s College found that between 2016 and […]

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A renewable solution to keep cool in a warming world

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Month-on-month, year-on-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that air-conditioning demand will continue to rise. A new IIASA-led study explored the pros and cons of seawater air-conditioning as an alternative cooling solution.