7 Must-Read Stories In February 2018

February saw the successful cloning of monkeys, intercontinental quantum communication and the fast tracking of a Zika vaccine candidate.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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