Florence Bell: the ‘housewife’ who played a key part in our understanding of DNA

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When the Yorkshire Evening News reported on an address delivered by 25-year-old physicist Florence Bell at a scientific conference held in Leeds in 1939, it wasn’t her science that made the headlines, but simply the fact that she was a woman doing science. What neither the writers who...

CRISPR gene editing used inside a person’s body for first time

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A team of scientists have used CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time opening a new frontier for efforts to change DNA to treat diseases. The team used the gene-editing tool on a patient at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland...

Scientists reactivate 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells

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A team of Russian and Japanese scientists have managed to reawakened cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. The team released their findings in a study published Monday in Scientific Reports. The study was co-authored by 90-year-old Akira Iritani who has spent the last 20 years working toward resurrecting...