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The next generation of CRISPR-Cas9 begins

Being only announced five years ago, CRISPR-Cas9 still feels like a revolutionary new technique – but the next generation of CRISPR-Cas9 technology has already been created. A team of scientists from the Broad Institute, the USA, headed by David Liu, have recently published research in Nature detailing their next step in CRISPR-Cas9 technologies; their attempt […]

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The final days of the woolly mammoth explored

Large populations of woolly mammoths wandered freely across North America and Siberia 45,000 years ago. However, 10,000 years ago, due to a warming climate and human hunting, mammoth populations dwindled to small colonies scattered on Arctic islands between Russia and Alaska. There, the majestic beast finally died out 3,700 years ago. The common theory was […]