DIY Gene editing moves to consumers

Glow Gene is a “lab in a box” being sold on kick starter. This is the beginning of wide spread biohacking moving away from experts and into the hands of the general population. It can be pre ordered from kick starter here.

Growing Different Species Brains in Flat Worms

From the International Journal of Molecular Science : “Gap Junctional Blockade Stochastically Induces Different Species-Specific Head Anatomies in Genetically Wild-Type Girardia dorotocephala Flatworms Abstract The shape of an animal body plan is constructed from protein components encoded by the genome. However, bioelectric networks composed of many cell types have their own intrinsic dynamics, and can […]

Epigenetics and Aging

From Science Magazine : “Abstract Over the past decade, a growing number of studies have revealed that progressive changes to epigenetic information accompany aging in both dividing and nondividing cells. Functional studies in model organisms and humans indicate that epigenetic changes have a huge influence on the aging process. These epigenetic changes occur at various […]