Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.
Despite a wild fall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects a warmer-than-normal winter for the western two-thirds of the U.S. They don’t expect any areas with cooler-than-normal conditions.
A creative new application for CRISPR is a platform to spur evolution of specific genes inside cells. “EvolvR,” lets scientists shake up the DNA letters in their gene of choice until they find the right variation.