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CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade, explained

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The joy of growing extinct plants | Life and style | The Guardian

The joy of growing extinct plants | Life and style | The Guardian | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Some plants can no longer survive in the wild, but hand-pollinated seeds allow them to live on in your home patch, says James Wong
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This spud’s for you: A breeding revolution could unleash the potential of potato

This spud’s for you: A breeding revolution could unleash the potential of potato | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Hybrid breeding, and new genes from wild relatives, promise to climate-proof a key crop for food security
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Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing

Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder now have a corrective gene at very low levels, which may not be enough to make the therapy a success. Still, it's a scientific milestone toward one day doctoring DNA to treat many diseases caused by faulty genes. "This is a first step," said Dr. Joseph Muenzer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who helped test the treatment. "It's just not potent enough."
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The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning

The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning | Popular Science | Scoop.it
How to fight the Dunning-Kruger effect, explained by psychologist David Dunning.
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What Is the Most Poisonous Mushroom?

What Is the Most Poisonous Mushroom? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
“There’s nothing in the taste that tells you what you are eating is about to kill you.”
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Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR

Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A virus that inserts itself into the genome of a type of banana plagues plantations in Africa, but CRISPR gene editing can be used to eliminate the viral DNA
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Plants are boring.

Plants are boring. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
I mean, they just sit there, right? Understanding plants, how they work and how they affect us, is as important as any of the work on our own species.
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No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime

No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime | Popular Science | Scoop.it
It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it’s 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike.
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Plants Use Flowers to Hear the Buzz of Animals

Plants Use Flowers to Hear the Buzz of Animals | Popular Science | Scoop.it
And they react to the buzzing of pollinators by sweetening their nectar.
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Brazilian Scientists Could Genetically Engineer Spicy Tomatoes

Brazilian Scientists Could Genetically Engineer Spicy Tomatoes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Spicey tomatoes are not an upcoming foodie trend. There are tons of unexpected benefits of growing spicey tomatoes.
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Freaky superbug poured out of NIH sinks for a decade, infecting patients

Freaky superbug poured out of NIH sinks for a decade, infecting patients | Popular Science | Scoop.it
From 2006 to 2016, an aquatic bacterium creeped in clinic sinks, causing rare infections.
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Peacock Crests Sense Vibrations From Mating Tail Displays

Peacock Crests Sense Vibrations From Mating Tail Displays | Popular Science | Scoop.it
When a male shows off his trademark fan, the female doesn’t just see him. She also feels him in her head.
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Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The clones come from trees that were larger than any alive today.
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DeepMind AI breakthrough on protein folding made scientists melancholy

DeepMind AI breakthrough on protein folding made scientists melancholy | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Machine learning is changing biology. Harvard’s Mohammed AlQuraishi discusses how academic researchers can cope.
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Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania

Rare half-male, half-female cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania | Popular Science | Scoop.it
What causes this phenomenon?
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The first report outlining the state of the world’s fungi, highlighting just how important fungi are to all life on Earth.
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Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA

Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers planted a working hacker exploit in a physical strand of DNA.
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No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime

No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade, explained

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The Woman With Lapis Lazuli in Her Teeth

The Woman With Lapis Lazuli in Her Teeth | Popular Science | Scoop.it
An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes.
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The Taste With Vir Sanghvi: Red hot chilli peppers around the world | travel | Hindustan Times

The Taste With Vir Sanghvi: Red hot chilli peppers around the world | travel | Hindustan Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
In this week’s column Vir Sanghvi writes about how the chilli has travelled around the world over the past few centuries.
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Autism involves a large-scale reduction in RNA editing

Autism involves a large-scale reduction in RNA editing | Popular Science | Scoop.it
New work ties things in to the gene behind Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic disease.
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Humongous fungus is older than Christianity and weighs 400 tonnes

Humongous fungus is older than Christianity and weighs 400 tonnes | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A gigantic fungus that lives under the ground in a Michigan forest is even larger than initially estimated and may have been around for at least 2500 years
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