MS-LS4-5

Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

  1. Health & Medicine

    A Hong Kong man got the new coronavirus twice

    His is the first confirmed case of reinfection with this virus. His second bout was detected by accident, because he showed no symptoms.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Antibodies from former COVID-19 patients could become a medicine

    The experimental treatment uses antibodies from the blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors. It may prevent disease in other people or help treat the sick.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Search speeds up for vaccine against the new coronavirus

    Scientists are investigating unusual ways to make drugs to prevent viral infections. One may even be able to treat already sick people.

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  4. Animals

    The many efforts to lick cat allergies

    Up to one in five people around the world may be allergic to cats. Science is coming to help their desire for kitty cuddles.

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  5. Life

    A new spin on lab-grown meat

    A technique inspired by how cotton candy is spun could help produce lab-grown meat at a lower cost and on a bigger scale.

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  6. Genetics

    What we can — and can’t — learn from our pets’ DNA

    Your dog or cat’s DNA is an open book. DNA tests tell people about their pet’s breed and attempt to predict things about its behavior and health.

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  7. Chemistry

    Cool Jobs: Diving for new medicines

    Scientists mix research with underwater adventure as they search the oceans for new chemicals to treat infections, cancer and more.

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  8. Genetics

    Explainer: Why scientists sometimes ‘knock out’ genes

    How do we learn what a particular molecule does in the body? To find out, scientists often 'knock out' the gene that makes it. Here’s how.

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  9. Genetics

    World’s tallest corn towers nearly 14 meters

    Short nights and a genetic tweak helped novel corn reach record heights.

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  10. Animals

    The turning of wolves into dogs may have occurred twice

    The process of turning wolves into dogs, called domestication, may have occurred twice — in the East and the West — ancient DNA suggest.

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  11. Animals

    Wolves beat dogs at problem-solving test

    When treats are at stake, wolves outperformed dogs at opening a closed container. The dog’s relationship with humans may explain why.

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  12. Animals

    What’s the buzz? A new mosquito lure

    Broadcasting a fake buzz can lure male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes away from females. That could reduce populations of these annoying — and disease-causing — insects, reports a teen at the 2015 Intel ISEF competition.

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