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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Travelling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?

THIS summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it....

10 ways CRISPR will revolutionise environmental science

BY JENNA GALLEGOS THE hot new gene editing technique CRISPR has been making headlines for its potential to treat or prevent diseases. But medicine isn’t...

Genome editing takes the podium at APEC Meet

BRISBANE: Eighteen APEC-member economies and five non-member economies met in Brisbane, Australia at the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (APEC HLPDAB). The...

‘Strange metals’ just got stranger

BY KRISTEN COYNE TALLAHASSEE, Fla: Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) have discovered a behavior in materials called cuprates that suggests...

Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of wolbachia mosquitoes

RESEARCH led by the World Mosquito Programme’s Director, Professor Scott O’Neill, for the first time an entire city has been protected from viral disease...

Why women live longer than men?

ACCORDING to several research studies, women live about five times longer than men. One of the answers lies in their biological nature. Oestrogen, the...

EU ruling on genome-editing unfavourable

IT was an extremely busy month for us at Mabic and The Petri Dish. I attended the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agribiotechnology...

Mardi’s research yields sweeter rambutans

SINTOK: Malaysians will soon be tasting two new rambutan varieties – Mutiara Merah and Mutiara Wangi which were the result of research by the...

Bangladesh benefits from Bt brinjal

SINCE the approval of Bt eggplant for “limited cultivation” in Bangladesh in 2013, ~17% of the total brinjal farmers in the country are already...

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

BY JOHN HERLIHY PLANTS feed us. With­out them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modi­fication by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops...

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