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Osaka University opens genome-editing research center

Dec 15, 2016

Osaka University opens genome-editing research center

Osaka University has become the first university in Japan to set up a permanent research facility for genome-editing technologies following the opening of a new center on Wednesday. Genome editing involves technologies to insert and delete or replace DNA at a specific site in ...

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Dec 8, 2016

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his study on cell recycling, encouraged young people Wednesday to pursue fundamental questions, however “naive” they may appear. The 71-year-old honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology made ...