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How Old Are You Really?

How Old Are You Really?

A study has confirmed what many of us have been saying for years: age is nothing but a number. The researchers developed a method to determine the pace of ageing in individuals by looking at a range of biomarkers – including blood pressure and gum health. The study participants, all aged 38, varied widely in “biological age” and those ageing more quickly also looked older and reported more health ...

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Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

An Australian group led by Scott O’Neill at Monash University has infected mosquitoes with bacteria that prevent the dengue viruses from taking up residence in the mosquito.

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Heritability

Heritability

a handy guide to what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and that giant meta-analysis of twin studies

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SynBioLGDB: a resource for experimentally validated logic gates in synthetic biology

SynBioLGDB: a resource for experimentally validated logic gates in synthetic biology

Synthetic biologists have developed DNA/molecular modules that perform genetic logic operations in living cells to track key moments in a cell's life or change the fate of a cell. SynBioLGDB (http://bioinformatics.ac.cn/synbiolgdb/) aims to provide the synthetic biology community with a useful resource for efficient browsing and visualization of genetic logic gates.

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BioViva – Gene Therapy to Treat Aging and Beyond

BioViva – Gene Therapy to Treat Aging and Beyond

BioViva, is an ambitious biotech startup that aims to cure diseases using gene therapy. It is also perhaps the first company to recognize aging as a disease and tackle it at the genetic level. And in case that wasn't enough to get you interested, BioViva CEO Liz Parrish states that the company also want to make you "smarter, stronger, faster and more visually accurate".

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