The First Known Animal That Doesn’t Need To Breathe Has Been Found Inside Salmon

In a world-first a team of scientists from Tel Aviv has discovered an animal that doesn’t need to breathe to survive, putting that tired, old acronym Mrs Nergfirmly back in her box. The paper published in PNASdescribes a jellyfish-like parasite, which is the first known multicellular organism lacking a mitochondrial genome, meaning it’s perfectly capable of surviving without... Continue Reading →

World’s First ‘Living Machine’ Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence

What happens when you take cells from frog embryos and grow them into new organisms that were "evolved" by algorithms? You get something that researchers are calling the world's first "living machine." Though the original stem cells came from frogs — the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis — these so-called xenobots don't resemble any known amphibians. The tiny blobs... Continue Reading →

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