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Chinese researchers create safe gene-editing tech that avoids ethical concerns

Chinese researchers created a safe and efficient technology to edit RNA, which could largely avoid side effects and ethical concerns from previous gene-editing technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:48:40

Scientists develop chemcial computer, storing images with molecules

Scientists from Brown University found a way to encode and decode images, not with microchips but with small molecules, and it worked with a 98-percent accuracy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 10:55:55

Immune-boosting compound can effectively fight deadly pancreatic cancer: study

Scientists in the United States have identified an immune-boosting compound that could significantly shrink the pancreatic tumors in animals when combined with immunotherapy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 10:44:09

Scientists find new "Achilles' Heel" of cancer

Scientists have discovered a new weakness of cancer, which forces tumor cells to over-stress and self-destruct.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/3 15:04:57

Chinese researchers design bionic bones with 3D printing

Chinese researchers are designing bionic bones with improved biological compatibility and mechanical strength, which will bring new possibilities for future orthopedic implants.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 17:30:51

Fossils of "terror" of seafloor found in South Australia

The fossils of a giant new species of sea creature that was the "terror" of the seafloor have been discovered in South Australia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 11:19:50

China issues strict guidelines on genetic resource study

China on Monday released a management regulation on human genetic resources, banning their commercial trade. The measure also requires foreign organizations to cooperate with the Chinese side when conducting research on the country's human genetic resources.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 19:23:41

Chinese scientists discover "seabed gardens" in Mariana Trench

Chinese scientists aboard research vessel KEXUE (Science) photographed several "seabed gardens" with colorful corals and sponges on Tuesday in a seamount of Mariana Trench, located in the western Pacific Ocean.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 16:51:12

China to strengthen surveys, observation, assessment of biodiversity

China will reinforce in surveying, observing and assessing its biodiversity to identify underlying prominent problems and safeguard national ecological security, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 9:13:07

Chinese researchers develop new catalyst for producing hydrogen

A Chinese research team has developed a low-cost catalyst that can help generate hydrogen from water by simulating photosynthesis, a finding expected to drastically reduce the cost of hydrogen power.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/15 17:32:30