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Microbiome 2020 🦠

If I say “think of your body,” what do you picture? Your eyes? Your heart? Your toes? Do you think about your bacteria? Perhaps you should; current science suggests our microbes are as much “us” as our brain or fingertips. […]

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DNA surgery on embryo removes disease. 

A Chinese team has used a DNA editing technique called base editing to remove a genetic disease called beta-thalassemia from a human embryo. “Base editing is an advance on a form of gene-editing known as Crispr, that is already revolutionising [sic] science.” | learn more

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Is aging a disease? 

Biologist Eric Verdin runs the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the largest independent research institute devoted to aging research. “Our mission for right now … is to continue that progressive gain of two years [of life] every 10 years.” | learn […]