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Tara Fernandez

Cell Biology

I am a cell biologist and science communicator with a love for all things related to biotechnology and beyond. I have a particular interest in the fields of cell therapies and personalized medicine.

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The secret to longevity may lie in a gene called REST

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Centenarians were found to have almost double the amounts of REST in their neurons, as compared with those who only lived to their seventies

Shapeshifting hydrogels with CRISPR inside rearrange on command and interface with our bodies

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Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials, like DNA hydrogels, are much more likely to become game-changers in our lifetimes