Researchers get gene drive to push mice beyond Mendel

Enlarge (credit: Rene Schwietzke) Gene drive is both a promising and disturbing technology. It allows us to engineer a stretch of DNA that, once inserted in a specific location in an organism’s genome, will convert other versions of the gene so that they also carry the insert. Once started in a population, gene drive will […]

Of Mice & Sand: Revised Brings A Desert Journey And Shelter Management To PC

The desert is a ruthless landscape, a sandy expanse littered with the wastes of abandoned architecture. But in Of Mice & Sand: Revised, an expanded version of a 2017 3DS release, you have the means to cross, with your tiny crew and sprawling home on wheels. Managing them effectively is a different story though. To […]

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice

Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other cell in the body is also getting bombarded with chemicals and radiation even though the main targets are the tumor cells. Finding a way to specifically target tumor cells […]

Studying human tumors in mice may end up being misleading

Enlarge (credit: UCSD) Cancer is, unfortunately, governed by the same evolutionary rules that drive life itself. Cells in tumors are essentially competing to see which can divide the fastest. This competition drives them to pick up new mutations that can help them divide faster, survive immune attack, resist drugs, and expand to new areas of […]

Logitech’s PowerPlay delivers no-compromise wireless gaming mice

It’s 2017 and many hardcore PC gamers are still devoted to their wired mice. Ask them why and you’ll likely get two reasons: You don’t have to worry about charging them, and there’s no need to worry about potential latency issues. Either of those issues could be incredibly frustrating during the middle of a heated […]