The development of in vivo gene editing opened new possibilities for athletes to improve their performance in competitions. To counteract this, a team of German scientists have devised a method to detect gene editing: testing for the presence of Cas9, a bacterial protein used in genetic modification, in plasma. Currently though, odds are that you wouldn’t get caught; the scientists were only able to detct Cas9 up to to 8 hours after gene editing.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here