News This Week: Your Food Just Got CRISPer and Other Stories
Each week we round up our favorite stories for your weekend-clicking pleasure.
1. On Wednesday the USDA approved unregulated gene-editing for certain plants, meaning that technologies like Crispr can now modify seeds to make them stronger, sweeter, bigger, and faster-growing. The future is designer plants. Read more
2. Meet Carlos Magdalena, a botanical horticulturist known as the “plant messiah.” He’s on a mission to keep the world’s most endangered plants from going extinct. Read more
3. Psychedelics are being touted as the cure-all for everything from PTSD to depression. Here’s what you need to know about the potential risks before going all in. Read more
4. How’s your interstitium doing? A new study points to what may be the body’s largest organ: a fluid-filled space between our skin and our muscles called the interstitium that “once you see, you can’t unsee.” Read more
Plus: Another study looks at the connection between acupuncture and the interstitium (which is what gets poked during an appointment), that sheds light on how and why that ancient practice works. Read more
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