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Plants get damaged by the sun just like people, and they protect themselves from sun damage by a process known as photoprotection, which includes the nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ) process. NPQ effectively acts as a sunscreen and stops the overproduction of damaging by-products of photosynthesis by turning excess light into heat. When there is too much […]

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Scientists in China have become the first in the world to administer CRISPR-Cas9-edited cells to humans. The clinical trial, conducted by Sichuan University in collaboration with Chengdu MedGenCell, is using engineered immune cells to treat metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer. The first patient was treated on 28 […]

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CRISPR-Cas9 is a precise and targeted technique for genome editing that allows even a single nucleotide change. In the agri-tech world, it has the potential to create plants that are hardier, tastier, healthier, or simply prettier. But in the EU at least, genetically modified plants cannot be grown on a commercial scale and even for […]

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