Biology, Biomedical, Tech

3D bioprinted organs. Are they comming any time soon?

3D bioprinting is a technique very similar to normal 3D printing, but instead of being used to make prototypes out of simple inorganic materials, it is used to make living three-dimensional tissues. It has been studies for a while now and several developments have been made in this field. So how close are we to the creation of the first 3D bioprinted organ ready to be transplanted into a patient?

Biology

What does junk DNA do?

DNA is very complex and we are still learning a lot every day about how it works. It is a line of code, but instead of 1 and 0 like in binary it has four letters, A, T, G and C. Not really letters, they are small pieces that make up DNA, a molecule. So,… Continue reading What does junk DNA do?

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Biology

CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

CRISPR-Cas9 is a very useful tool for gene editing. It allows us to precisely and inexpensively edit an organism's genes. You can read more about it here. A recent study used it for something different though with great results. Instead of attempting to treat tumours in mice with this technology, hoping that someday this therapy… Continue reading CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

agricultural drones
Biology, Tech

Agricultural drones are the future. But they need training.

In a field, a scientist is necessary for detecting disease and finding the most appropriate way of treating it. Those positions cost a lot and for good reason. Scientists need to be trained and get degrees on this field so that they can work on improving crop viability in a field. A drone with a… Continue reading Agricultural drones are the future. But they need training.