Coffee; telomeres friend

Coffee; telomeres friend

Legend says that coffee was discovered by a ethiopian shepard in the 9th century after his goats behaved “funny” after eating coffee beans. Nowadays, 2.25 billions of coffee cups are drunk daily. It is the second most drunk drink in the world, behind tea and before beer. Around 85% of adult population drinks coffee. However,…

Person to watch: David Liu

Person to watch: David Liu

There is strong evidence that gene editing is already here and is almost ready to start being used in humans. As mentioned in previous posts, CRISPR/Cas9 has already being used on embryos. However, there are some drawbacks that definitely scare people away. This is where David Liu comes into play. He was a professor at…

Telomeres on space

Telomeres on space

In order to understand what is the effect of long exposure on space, NASA decided to do the following experiment; Study the pass on time on two identical organisms, sending one to space and keeping one on earth. The model organism for this experiment were two twin brothers; Scott and Mark Kelly. Due to the…

Crisp cas9 embryo

Crisp cas9 embryo

Human embryos have been edited by using CRISPR/ Cas9 technology. This is the first time that this genome editing technology have been used in humans, and definitely is the beginning of a new era in medicine. CRISPR  is a high efficient genome editing tool, that can target almost anywhere within the genome. However, there had…

Newest flash drive in town; DNA

Newest flash drive in town; DNA

How many times do you run with problems of memory space in your electronic devices? Every week I need to upload my pictures of my phone to the cloud or otherwise I will run out of space to do anything. It is clear that humanity has a big problem with data storage. However, there is…