Summary #1226

The First Gene-Edited Squid in History Is a Biological Breakthrough
  • In a big milestone for biology, scientists successfully engineered the first genetically altered squid using the DNA editing tool CRISPR.
  • It could not only explain the mystery of the squid’s intelligence, but also genes involved in learning and memory, helping in the study of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Until now, cephalopods like squid were notoriously difficult when it comes to manipulating genes.
  • For now they only removed pigment from the squid, but they’re planning to use their new technique to study the squid’s neural activity.


  • Science Science (74) Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy
  • Psychology Psychology (83) What If Certain Mental Disorders Are Not Disorders At All?
  • Cosmos Cosmos (35) If bacteria band together, they can survive for years in space
  • History History (19) ‘Viking’ was a job description, not a matter of heredity, massive ancient DNA study shows
  • Society Society (87) Study highlights ‘systematic opposition’ to regulation in tackling NCDs from food industry
  • Medicine Medicine (80) Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress
  • Technology Technology (93) Self-cooling Microchip Provides a Tiny Solution to a Giant Problem
  • Nature Nature (59) Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate



Fame 🙌 - Articles for science lovers shortened to five bullet points. | Product Hunt Embed

We were featured on Hacker News, O'REILLY® Ideas, and Boing Boing.