Scientists set a path for field trials of gene drive organisms — ScienceDaily

The modern rise of gene drive research, accelerated by CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology, has led to transformational waves rippling across science. Gene drive organisms (GDOs), developed with select traits that are genetically engineered to spread through a population, have the power to dramatically alter the way society develops solutions to a range of daunting health […]

New path to rare earth mineral formation has implications for green energy and smart tech

IMAGE: First author Adrienn Maria Szucs with Professor Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco in Trinity’s Museum Building view more  Credit: Trinity College Dublin Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and […]

Team of international researchers trace digital steps along the migration path — ScienceDaily

The spread of the Internet is shaping migration in profound ways. A McGill-led study of over 150 countries links Internet penetration with migration intentions and behaviours, suggesting that digital connectivity plays a key role in migration decisions and actively supports the migration process. Countries with higher proportions of Internet users tend to have more people […]

Team finds path to nanodiamond from graphene

Rice University researchers have expanded their theory on converting graphene into 2D diamond, or diamane. They have determined that a pinpoint of pressure can trigger connections between layers of graphene, rearranging the lattice into cubic diamond. Credit: Pavel Sorokin Marrying two layers of graphene is an easy route to the blissful formation of nanoscale diamond, […]