Seven Days in Life

04 April – 10 April 2016Seven Days in Life (04 - 10 April 2016)


MurdochBruceScientist sentenced for 2 years over fraudulent research
A University of Queensland medical researcher who faked a clinical trial into Parkinson's disease has been convicted of fraud and given a two-year suspended prison sentence.
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embryoSecond case of Human Embryo Editing
Chinese researchers report this week that they have used the CRISPR gene-editing technique to modify the genome of a human embryo in an effort to make it resistant to HIV infection.
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longer lifeLithium has the potential to make life longer
At low doses, lithium prolonged the life of fruit flies in lab experiments. Scientists say the finding is "encouraging" and could eventually lead to new drugs to help people live longer and healthier lives. 
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crisprHIV has overcome CRISPR already
T cells (equiped with CRISPR-Cas9 system) are seen pumping out copies of virus particles. DNA sequencing revealed that the virus had developed mutations very near the sequence that CRISPR’s Cas9 enzyme had been programmed to cut. 
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listen-to-the-wisdom-of-your-heartWisdom – A matter of Mind and Heart as well
The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom. The study suggests that heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues.
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