Sum of Our Parts
Mary Lambert - Heart On My Sleeve

Sum of Our Parts//Mary Lambert

don’t go looking for some kind of rescue

you are the only one who can save you

tiny-little-dot:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:
Engagdget
DailyTech
CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

holy shit this is glorious

Hi, folks! Representative of Science Side of Tumblr here to bring you an important message:
THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV. 
THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV.
THERE IS NO CONCEIVABLE WAY TO CURRENTLY TURN THIS INTO A CURE FOR HIV.
The technology used in this study is CRISPR, biology’s new hottest toy ever. CRISPR has exploded in the last year and a half in the scientific community in the same way that, say, iPhones changed popular culture in 2007. It really is a remarkable tool because, for the first time, it’s allowed us to specifically “edit” whatever DNA we want in a cell - we can delete any gene that we know the sequence of (which, in this day and age of massively cheap genomic sequencing, is all of them). CRISPR has been touted as the cure for everything from BRCA1+ breast cancer to Huntington’s to, now, HIV. 
The problem is that we have absolutely no idea how to translate this technology to actual cures. The trick to CRISPR working is that you have to have direct access to the cells that you’re targeting. In the lab, this means either literally injecting cells with your guide RNA, or using cells that are “competent” (meaning that they will automatically incorporate RNA or DNA). We can make a mouse with a given gene deleted in every cell of its body by injecting a fertilized mouse egg, and then letting it develop into an adult.
As you might imagine, this is not an option for adult humans! We have no idea how to get this RNA into the HIV+ cells. This article, to be clear, is talking about human cells in a petri dish that we can manipulate however we like - that’s a long way from human cells in, you know, an actual human.

tiny-little-dot:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

holy shit this is glorious

Hi, folks! Representative of Science Side of Tumblr here to bring you an important message:

THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV.

THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV.

THERE IS NO CONCEIVABLE WAY TO CURRENTLY TURN THIS INTO A CURE FOR HIV.

The technology used in this study is CRISPR, biology’s new hottest toy ever. CRISPR has exploded in the last year and a half in the scientific community in the same way that, say, iPhones changed popular culture in 2007. It really is a remarkable tool because, for the first time, it’s allowed us to specifically “edit” whatever DNA we want in a cell - we can delete any gene that we know the sequence of (which, in this day and age of massively cheap genomic sequencing, is all of them). CRISPR has been touted as the cure for everything from BRCA1+ breast cancer to Huntington’s to, now, HIV.

The problem is that we have absolutely no idea how to translate this technology to actual cures. The trick to CRISPR working is that you have to have direct access to the cells that you’re targeting. In the lab, this means either literally injecting cells with your guide RNA, or using cells that are “competent” (meaning that they will automatically incorporate RNA or DNA). We can make a mouse with a given gene deleted in every cell of its body by injecting a fertilized mouse egg, and then letting it develop into an adult.

As you might imagine, this is not an option for adult humans! We have no idea how to get this RNA into the HIV+ cells. This article, to be clear, is talking about human cells in a petri dish that we can manipulate however we like - that’s a long way from human cells in, you know, an actual human.

hi guys, i’m about to either make the biggest mistake of both my personal life and professional career, or something completely amazing is going to happen, but it’s definitely one of the two and i thought somebody ought to know!

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gloriousmonsters:

In celebration of Bisexual Awareness Day, reblog this with 3-5 characters you headcanon as bi!

butnotquite:

Movie women I love: Jesminder Bhamra

pleasebboy:

Her Minajesty

Nicki Minaj by Jeff Bark

Styled by Robbie Spencer

ciarachimera:

This is literally the best part of the entire video.

ciarachimera:

This is literally the best part of the entire video.

lovelornpaper:

Hermione Granger, age 11 headcanonPortrayed by Quvenzhané Wallis
“‘Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one,’ she said. She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth.” Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, page 105

lovelornpaper:

Hermione Granger, age 11 headcanon
Portrayed by Quvenzhané Wallis

“‘Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one,’ she said. She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth.” 
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, page 105

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