19 Aug 2017

Science news: Bird maps and genes that heal

From This Way Up, 12:50 pm on 19 August 2017

Photo: (Claudio Guglier via unsplash.com)

We're one step closer to understanding birds' amazing powers of navigation thanks to new research.

Also, scientists use the gene editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 to understand the particular genes responsible for cancer therapy success. The hope is this will lead to more effective, tailored treatments for this deadly disease.

And how do goldfish survive in icy ponds over winter? It turns out their blood alcohol levels are the key.