Tech & Science Daily: Would you eat meatballs from mammoth DNA?

A cultivated meat firm in Australia has created a meatball using the ancient DNA from a woolly mammoth.

The company, called Vow, made the meatball by taking the DNA sequence for mammoth myoglobin and filling in the gaps using elephant DNA, before placing that sequence in myoblast stem cells from a sheep.

Astronomers in the UK have discovered an ultramassive black hole around 33 billion times the mass of the Sun.

Scientists from Durham University said it is one of the biggest ever detected and on the upper limit of how large we believe black holes can theoretically become.

A team of researchers in the US have developed an ultra thin sensor that can detect whether someone has Coronavirus or flu.

It can produce a result in ten seconds, and nanomaterial inside the device can detect the viruses that cause both infections.

Imperial College London has teamed up with Save The Children to create the world’s first research hub for treating child blast injuries.

PHD student Caitlin Edgar tells Tech & Science Daily why a child-specific research centre is required, and how they plan to support those with blast injuries.

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