A Japanese research team has found a way to improve genome editing, but complex regulations hinder Japanese technology from reaching the clinical stage.
The improved accuracy in CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing could reduce the risk of cancerous cell transformation in gene therapy using this technology.
Japan is a treasure trove of scientific research but needs to raise its international profile, says Japan's leading chemist Kazuhito Hashimoto.
Hoshino's discovery has opened up new avenues for cancer treatment. Her outreach to young women will also multiply the value of future scientific research.
A Japanese research team say a Nankai Trough megaquake is likely to be followed by other megaquakes. That means the public must be extra prepared.
Medical science is advancing with research pioneered at Hokkaido University on super bots capable of swimming in blood to deliver medicine and perform other microscopic tasks.
The ongoing recovery in the numbers of fin whales and humpbacks is becoming clearer, and observations of the blue whale indicate a recovery in that species...
“There are all kinds of climate-related changes happening now. Which is why I think the judging committee chose climate research,” says the new Nobel Laureate.
It was a year when the economy survived while technology thrived, reminding us that science doesn’t stop, even during a health crisis.
There is broad political support in Japan for revising the nation’s whaling law, including measures for promoting whale products and preserving whale as part of Japan’s...