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The Role of AI in Gene Technology

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by Akshara Sankar DNA analysis [1] Genome editing is a discovery that is as delicate as it is powerful. It has long been a topic of controversy, speculation, and despite imperfections, excitement and innovation. The same can be said for artificial intelligence, a field that boasts a growing list of interdisciplinary applications (from receiving ads […]

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RNAi Mechanism and Applications

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by Lucy Chen Introduction Humans are highly complex, multicellular organisms with millions of cells specialised for particular functions via distinct morphologies and chemistry. The process by which various cell types are generated from one universal type during development is known as cellular differentiation, and is driven by changes in gene expression in response to environmental […]

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Influenza

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by Simone Khandpekar Each year, there is a vaccine that is distributed for influenza, more commonly known as the flu. Influenza is a zoonosis, which means that it’s a virus that can be transmitted from animal to humans[1]. Influenza is a virus that belongs to the Orthomyxoviridae family. It is an RNA virus, with 7 […]

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The Genetics of Bird Migration

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  Introduction People have always noticed the effects of migration even if they were unaware of the cause. Rock art with drawings of the birds have survived and there are paintings in Egyptian tombs depicting birds such as cranes (from the north) and white-breasted geese which nest in the Arctic. These species could only have […]