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How To Create Designer Babies

Making alterations to your genome – also known as gene editing – is all the rage these days. Recent breakthroughs in this field enable us to make precise changes in the DNA, giving rise to many medical possibilities. While this...

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Epigenetic Therapies for Treatment of Mental Disorders

Mental health disorders range from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and dementia, affecting a significant number of people worldwide. Current treatments tend to be short-term and carry high risks of withdrawal symptoms, among other adverse side effects. Epigenetic therapies are...

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The Stress Response – Friend or Foe?

Most human beings experience stress during our lifetimes – perhaps from sitting a tough exam, being involved in an accident, or after being fired from a job.  There is no shortage of warnings about what stress can do to our...

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?An Introductory Guide to Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

High-powered microscopy techniques enable scientists to visualize samples to learn about their surface structure. Some techniques focus on capturing physical images, whereas others scan the surface of a material by measuring the interactions between a probe and the surface. Atomic...