Animals

Stuff to Read, Week 8

Here are five stories you should read this week. We ponder on the idea as to whether we could live forever, read more below!

MicroRNA As An Alternative To Steroids?

A study published in Cell Reports demonstrates the potential role of microRNA-223 in reducing, or controlling, inflammation in zebrafish. The microRNA is highly expressed in human blood cells that cause inflammation.

Pig Organs are the Future of Transplants

Using CRISPR on pigs to create organ regeneration isn’t a new idea, but George Church believes that pig-to-human organ transplant clinical trials could become a reality in just two years.

Defending Their Genome in a Unique Way

As a consequence of their tumultuous evolutionary history, the house dust mite developed a novel way to protect its genome from internal disruptions, a new genetic study suggests.

Stuff to Read, Week 4

The outcome of clinical trials might not be predicted as well as you think, cloning of monkeys could revolutionise human disease studies, why is everyone talking about blockchain, and should everyone have their whole genome sequenced at birth?