Scientists may have discovered the most distant dinosaur with feathers yet, by far. In fact the new discovery, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, is in an entirely different branch of dinosaurs.
The Master molecule of life, the ribosome, is revealing its innermost secrets to biologists.
The ribosome is pretty much as critical as a molecule can get when it comes to life. It makes all the proteins in your body. Genes themselves are essentially just recipes for making proteins which are integral not only for the architecture of our bodies but chemical reactions, immunity, hormones, nutrient transport you name it. Without them we’d be an insensate glob of goo.
It was quite a week for ridiculous statements. As usual, there is no shortage of mind-boggling ideas floating around the internet.
Artificial Cells have been made that can control bacterial cells. This opens up an entirely new approach to synthetic biology and genetic engineering.