Here are five stories you should read this week. We ponder on the idea as to whether we could live forever, read more below!
Brain scientists have filmed a first-of-a-kind birth video. It reveals specialized cells in the brains of mice dividing to create newborn nerve cells.
An all-female freshwater fish species is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated, as it’s discovered that it doesn’t have the genetic flaws once thought.
Researchers have unlocked the secret behind why the greater mouse-eared bat lives so long, with even some hints for fighting the effects of ageing in people.
A new animal study involving virally-delivered gene therapies has indicated that high treatment doses might not be as safe as previous human trials have suggested
A team of researchers have sequenced the genome of the axolotl, and with its ability to regenerate limbs and organs, they are optimistic about what this will mean for the future of medical practices.
How is it possible to lose thousands of genes? Well, one answer lies in self-fertilisation. A recent study reports that this is exactly what happens to worms.
All on its own, the presence of SRY can make a female turn out to be essentially male—with bigger muscles, a penis, and testicles (although unable to make sperm).
Researchers hope to use genetic information found in female mosquitoes to stop mosquitoes from feeding on blood, which would, in turn, stop the spread of many serious diseases.
Sinogene, a biotech company based in Beijing has cloned a gene-edited dog in an attempt to treat cardiovascular disease.