Genes Activated Using Human Thought

November 11, 2014 5:56 PM

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Genes Activated Using Human Thought

In a development that sounds like something out of Star Wars, European researchers have discovered a way to activate genes purely by human thought.

According to a report in Nature Communications, researchers based at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have devised a system that allows for specific thoughts to control the translation of genes into proteins – a process known as gene expression.

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