Biologists have Found a Way to Regenerate Neurons in Mice with Parkinson’s Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Biologists have Found a Way to Regenerate Neurons in Mice with Parkinson’s Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Scientists have found a way to use CRISPR to create new neurons in mice with Parkinson’s disease—and the new method could also be used for other neurodegenerative diseases, offering hope of a cure or treatment for potentially millions of people. When biologists first developed the CRISPR gene-editing tool, scientists working … Read more

New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost Trust’

New Senate Police Reform Bill Looks to Increase Accountability and Promote De-Escalation Training to ‘Rebuild Lost Trust’

Senate Republicans have introduced a large bill of police reform called the JUSTICE Act  that includes measures to improve reporting, increase penalties for officers falsifying police reports, offer funding for additional training programs in de-escalation and non-violent policing, and to create a new Criminal Justice Commission that will continually make … Read more

This Orchestra Performs ‘Symphonies’ Using Typewriter Sounds—Listen to Their Catchy New Song

This Orchestra Performs ‘Symphonies’ Using Typewriter Sounds—Listen to Their Catchy New Song

Some orchestras have string sections; others have brass—but this particular orchestra is famous for only using typewriters. For the last 16 years, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra has been delighting audiences across New England by performing original songs and covers composed exclusively for the mechanical clicks, kerchunks, and dings of typewriters. … Read more