Is the DNA an “Energy Code”?

Summary: Darwin’s theory of evolution should be expanded to include consideration of a DNA stability “energy code” – so-called “molecular Darwinism” – to further account for the long-term survival of species’ characteristics on Earth, according…

Monkey study suggests that they, like humans, may…

Summary: Ever since Darwin's time, some scientists have speculated that humans "self-domesticated" -- that we chose less aggressive and more helpful partners, with the result that we have shifted the trajectory of our own evolution.…

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Summary: University of Leiden (Netherlands) theoretical physicists have proven that not only the genetic information in DNA determines who we are, but also DNA’s mechanics. Original author and publication date: University of Leiden - September…

Algorithms Can Bioengineer Cells for You

Summary: Berkeley Lab scientists develop a tool that could drastically speed up the ability to design new biological systems Original author and publication date: DOE Science News Source - September 24, 2020 Futurizonte Editor's Note:…

Self-Medication with 3D Printed Food

Summary: We are in the initial stages of a food revolution, another paradigm shift in food production: Lab Food. Original author and publication date: Joris Peels - August 28, 2020 Futurizonte Editor's Note: How safe…

Nanoclay: the liquid turning desert to farmland

Summary: Inspired by the secret to the Nile Delta’s fertility, engineers are using a concoction of clay, water and local soils to grow fruits in the desert. Original author and publication date: Rachel Lovell -…

A “Google Earth” for the Brain Has Been…

Summary: This new human brain atlas features close to 250 structurally distinct areas, each one based on the analysis of 10 brains. More than 24000 extremely thin brain sections were digitized, assembled in 3D and…