This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, scientists have cloned a gene-edited monkey. The disabled gene is crucial to the sleep-wake cycle and might lead to populations of genetically identical primates that could be used for future biomedical research.
Researchers have suggested that microbial infections may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings linking poor oral health and Alzheimer’s are detailed here.
Lastly, if you’re interested in the hottest technologies, check out Nature’s Technologies to Watch in 2019. These technologies include artificial intelligence and deep learning, improving image acquisition, and advanced synthetic genomes.