AsianScientist (Mar. 6, 2018) – Just in case you missed any of them, here are seven must-read stories published on Asian Scientist Magazine in February 2018.
- Asia’s Rising Scientists: Nathaniel Hermosa II
For optics and photonics researcher Nathaniel Hermosa, light is a tool that can be manipulated to uncover the secrets of the universe.
- Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Macaques
The twin macaques, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, are the first primates to be cloned using somatic cell nuclear transfer.
- Making Gene Editing More Precise
Scientists at Osaka University in Japan have developed a modified Cas9 enzyme that greatly suppresses the rate of unintended genetic mutation compared to conventional methods.
- Putting His Insignia On The Southeast Asian Tech Startup Scene
An exclusive interview with Tan Yinglan, founding managing partner of Insignia Ventures Partners and ex-Sequoia venture capitalist, on closing his most recent US$120 million funding round.
- Quantum Communication Goes Intercontinental
Combining the Micius satellite’s capabilities with metropolitan quantum networks, Chinese scientists have securely transmitted images and video between China and Austria.
- Takeda’s Zika Vaccine Moves Into The Fast Lane
TAK-426, Takeda’s Zika vaccine currently in phase 1 trials, has received US Food and Drug Administration’s Fast Track designation.
- Hot Tea Raises Cancer Risk In Smokers And Drinkers
In individuals who smoke and drink excessive alcohol, drinking hot tea is associated with a five-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer, according to research by Chinese scientists.
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