Scientists have already successfully developed pluripotent stem cells in the lab, cells which can form any type of tissue. Totipotent stem cells are the pinnacle for stem cell scientists, however. And for the first time, researchers have found a way to engineer them.
A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.
Iran’s envoy to the United Nations’ atomic agency said the Israeli regime has hired hit men to assassinate nuclear scientists all over the Middle East, and yet continues to receive nuclear cooperation from certain countries.
A new cell analysis method developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could allow simple sheets of graphene oxide to function as a diagnostics device for medical and biological tests.