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Editing DNA to Cure Diseases – The Future This Week

Terrin: Holy Science, Batman! We have a hell of a breakthrough for you! Opening Titles Terrin: Leading this week’s ground breaking innovations, scientists have developed a technology that can cure genetic diseases using a revolutionary genome editing technique. David: This genome editing technology is called the Crispr. A technology that allows scientist to make almost […]

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‘Hey Bill Nye, Could Scientists Today Create Frankenstein’s Monster?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hi Bill Nye. My name is Lauren. First off I’d like to say that you’re my favorite person ever in the world. But my question is do you think we can build our own modern day Frankenstein sewn together body parts and somehow reanimating it, do you think it’s possible because you seem like the […]

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How Does CAPTAIN AMERICA’s Super-Soldier Serum Work? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

There isn’t a whole lot chemicals can do for you if you decide to jump on a grenade to save your army buddies. But what modern chemistry and genetics might be able to do, at least some day, is turn you from skinny private into Captain America. First off, let’s not call what Steve Rogers […]

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MIT Engineers program Human Cells to store complex Histories in their DNA.

MIT biological engineers have devised a way to record complex histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to retrieve “memories” of past events, such as inflammation, by sequencing the DNA. This analog memory storage system — the first that can record the duration and/or intensity of events in human cells — could also […]

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The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR technologies and their much-discussed ability to edit our DNA. For the most part, these stories probably refer to CRISPR-Cas9. But a new system, CRISPR-Cas3, has just been used in human cells for the very first time…and offers a whole new set of tools that could have huge implications for curing […]

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