Hexbyte Glen Cove Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers used single-molecule imaging to compare the genome-editing tools CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN. Their experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome, called heterochromatin, that are densely packed. Fragile X syndrome, sickle cell anemia, beta-thalassemia and other diseases are the result...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Inequality in medieval Cambridge was ‘recorded on the bones’ of its residents

The remains of an individual buried in the Augustinian friary, taken during the 2016 excavation on the University of Cambridge's New Museums site. Credit: Nick Saffell Social inequality was "recorded on the bones" of Cambridge's medieval residents, according to a new study of hundreds of human remains excavated from three very different burial sites...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Experts call for more pragmatic approach to higher education teaching

A university lecture but could the standard of teaching be improved if a different approach was taken by educators? Credit: Swansea University Millions of students around the world could benefit if their educators adopted a more flexible and practical approach, say Swansea University experts. After analyzing the techniques current being used in higher education,...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Endangered Siamese crocodile in rare sighting at Thai national park

The freshwater reptile was once ubiquitous across Southeast Asia but is currently listed as critically endangered The critically endangered Siamese crocodile has been spotted for only the second time in a decade at Thailand's largest national park, according to photos released on Saturday. The freshwater reptile—snapped by camera traps sunning itself at Kaeng Krachan...

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