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Chris Baldacci

Chris Baldacci was previously a Volunteer Writer at Bionews.

BioNews Review articles written by Chris Baldacci:
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Game Review: Spermania - The Race for Life
15 September 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
This little app for Android has been getting a bit of hype because (a) it’s kind of about sex (snigger like a seven-year-old) (b) it was designed by PinchPoint, based in Ramallah, Palestine (do concerned Guardian-reader face)... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Chris Baldacci:
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Sperm cells attach to eggs with tiny 'harpoons'
7 September 2015 - by Chris Baldacci
Scientists have discovered that a protein in the head of sperm cells forms spiky filaments, which could act as tiny 'harpoons' that anchor the sperm to an egg... [Read More]
Time to confront genomics data problem, say scientists
13 July 2015 - by Chris Baldacci
Scientists have warned that the world of genomics is headed for a data bottleneck... [Read More]
Most people harbour at least one lethal mutation
20 April 2015 - by Chris Baldacci
Geneticists have estimated that each of us carries an average of one or two lethal, but recessive, genes in our DNA... [Read More]
Human cells have their clock put back
9 February 2015 - by Chris Baldacci
Scientists have developed a technique to lengthen telomeres - the 'caps' on the end of chromosomes that protect DNA - in human cells in the lab, increasing the cells' lifespan... [Read More]
Google moves into genome data storage and analysis
18 November 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Google has announced that it will offer storage and analysis of genome sequencing data... [Read More]
GCSE scores more nature than nurture, says study
13 October 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Researchers may have finally settled the question of which matters more for a child's development - nature or nurture; and nature appears to be the winner, according to a study looking at GCSE scores... [Read More]
Only eight percent of DNA is 'functional'
4 August 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Researchers at the University of Oxford have estimated that only 8.2 percent of human DNA has been left unchanged as the species has evolved and is therefore likely to be functional... [Read More]
DNA ages faster in disadvantaged boys
14 April 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Children from poor backgrounds who have an unstable family life have shorter telomeres - the tips of chromosomes that prevent damage - according to a small study... [Read More]
'Big data on steroids': IBM's Watson supercomputer to work on brain cancer genetics
24 March 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
IBM and the New York Genome Centre have teamed up to announce the latest weapon in the fight against cancer - Watson the supercomputer.... [Read More]
Mitochondrial clock used to predict worm lifespan
17 February 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
A technique that accurately predicts the lifespan of nematode worms has been developed by scientists monitoring mitochondrial activity... [Read More]