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Princeton-led studies boost CRISPR gene-editing prospects .
A Princeton-led team of researchers from the University, MIT, Harvard, and Editas Medicine developed and applied a new method to understand the activity of cellular genes involved in correcting DNA damage, paving the way for dramatic improvements to genome-editing technologies. These advances are described in a pair of papers that appeared online Oct. 14 and Oct. 20, 2021, in the journal "Cell."
In new cognitive research from Princeton, people's eyes reveal that clichés are underrated .
People's eyes widen in response to their interest and engagement. A new cognitive study at Princeton University has discovered that our eyes consistently respond more to metaphors than literal or concrete statements, demonstrating that everyday metaphors — sometimes called clichés — engage our brains more than plain language.
Princeton, University of Southern California research shows that immigration boosts U.S. life expectancy .
The research suggests that immigrants are responsible for approximately half of the recent U.S. gains in life expectancy.
Princeton researchers discover new strategy to encourage vaccinations and masking>
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