#Genetic

CRISPR technology used to develop Tuberculosis-resistant cows

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In a world first a team of Chinese Enginers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technique to produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis successfully. The team of engineers - from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Northwest A&F University in Shaanxi, China - used a modified version...

New CRISPR system could reliably repair many disease-causing mutations

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A new CRISPR system that can switch single letters of the genome cleanly and efficiently has been developed at Harvard paving the way for reliably repairing many disease-causing DNA mutations How CRISPR Works "Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats" or CRISPR has been getting lots of attention over...

Autonomous trucks complete 2,000-kilometer journey across Europe.

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Today Dutch Infrastructure and the Environment Minister Schultz van Haegen welcomed six columns of autonomous trucks to Maasvlakte II after they had completed a 2,000km journey across Europe. Part of The European Truck Platooning Challenge they convoy featured DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania,...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

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Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year. This decrease is thanks in large part to falling coal use, with emissions dropping below 500 million tonnes for the first time. The biggest polluter,...

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

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Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for the UN Environment Programme. The report reveals that in 2015, investment in renewable energy was double the amount invested in coal...

German engineers develop self-monitoring intelligent motors

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24 March 2016 Researchers from Saarland University in Germany are developing intelligent motor systems which bypass the need for additional sensors by acting as their own multifunctional sensors. The team, led by drive systems specialist Professor Matthias Nienhaus, have analysed measurements of the magnetic field generated in the...