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Scientists can now manipulate sperm to determine the sex of cattle. Will they do it with humans?

Sperm can be segregated into male and female, scientists have shown for the first time in a breakthrough experts say could have “disruptive social consequences” if applied to humans. Japanese researchers discovered that sperm bearing the X chromosome, which generates a female when it joins with the X chromosome of an egg, carries molecules which… Read More »

Scientists pinpoint new mechanism that impacts HIV infection

A team of scientists led by Texas Biomed’s Assistant Professor Smita Kulkarni, Ph.D. and Mary Carrington, Ph.D., at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, published results of a study that pinpointed a long noncoding RNA molecule which influences a key receptor involved in HIV infection and progression of the disease. This newly-identified mechanism could… Read More »