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mammoth DNA elephants
2015-03-24 08:26:56

DNA from mammoths found in Arctic permafrost has been inserted into the genes of modern-day elephants, bringing the extinct mammal one step closer to roaming the Earth once again.

2014-12-01 08:30:00

STRATEGIC AGREEMENT ALLOWS FOR ADDITIONAL THERAPEUTIC LICENSING ON A GENE-BY-GENE BASIS BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec.

2014-03-13 08:29:32

Firm Names Two New Board Members BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnEvolv, Inc., a genome engineering company creating novel sustainable genome-based solutions for the manufacture

Plug And Play Synthetic Biology - Rewriting An Entire Genome
2013-10-19 04:15:01

A team of scientists from Harvard and Yale have recorded the entire genome of the bacteria E. coli, and in a dramatic demonstration of the potential of rewriting an organism's genetic code, they have improved the bacterium's ability to resist viruses.

Researcher Denies Seeking "Adventurous" Woman To Carry Neanderthal Baby
2013-01-23 12:08:02

Several media reports popped up around the web over the past day or two saying Harvard Medical School genetics expert George Church was looking for an adventurous woman who could carry and give birth to a Neanderthal baby.

Cloning A Neanderthal, Adventurous Woman Needed
2013-01-21 04:30:00

Surrogacy, the act of a woman carrying a child for another person or couple, is a fairly standard and accepted practice in this day and age – unless, of course, you’re being recruited to give birth to the first Neanderthal baby in more than 30,000 years. Then it gets a little unorthodox.

Harvard Scientists Write Book In DNA And Accurately Copy, Read It Back
2012-08-17 10:57:16

DNA, the building block of life, is now home to more than just the world’s living creatures. Scientists from Harvard report that they have written an entire novel in DNA, a feat that could revolutionize our ability to save data.

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2011-07-16 06:08:40

Editing the genome and rewriting the basic code of life might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but research published recently in the journal Science describes how a team of experts from the US and Korea were able to do just that.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.