Global Technology – February 2014

Next, let's focus on this month's most important advances in technology, starting with a breakthrough in gene therapy.

Researchers recently outlined a fast and comprehensive method for determining the function of genes in the journal Cell Stem Cell.  Once widely adopted, this new technique could greatly improve our understanding of a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer.

Embryonic stem cells rely on a particular gene circuitry to retain their original, undifferentiated .....

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