Diana Gitig, Ars Technica

Diana Gitig

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White Plains, NY, United States

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Past articles by Diana:

The immune system listens in on bacteria signaling to each other

The immune response can be modulated by bacterial signaling molecules. → Read More

The tree of life may have only two major branches once again

New analyses strongly suggest that all complex cells are a subset of archaea. → Read More

Attacking agricultural pests with viruses

The phages use a three-pronged strategy to cripple the agricultural pathogen. → Read More

New antibiotic found in bacteria inside a worm inside an insect egg

It comes from the microbiome of parasitic worms. → Read More

California’s methane super-emitters

In the Golden State, landfills are the worst, then dairies and the oil/gas sector. → Read More

The genetic basis of Peruvians’ ability to live at high altitude

It involves changes in the basic oxygen sensing system. → Read More

Great apes pass a false-belief test, hinting at a theory of mind

Apes may anticipate when a person will wind up believing something in error. → Read More

Neanderthals were different because their genes were regulated differently

Inferring what ancient humans were like by examining gene control sequences we didn't get from them. → Read More

CRISPR used to edit rice DNA as defense against pathogen

Altering rice genes the pathogen needs renders rice strains resistant to blight. → Read More

Are you a mouse who can’t let go of fear? Your microbiome might be the problem

After antibiotics, mice still fear a tone that they should think is harmless. → Read More

As we age, we struggle to use landmark-based navigation

Deficits in how we process visual info cause a reliance on geometric features. → Read More

We can phase out fossil fuels fast without having a burst of warming

The cooling effect of aerosols from burning fossil fuels is already much smaller. → Read More

You Can Eat This Water Bubble. The Environment Will Thank You.

A Revolutionary New Material Is Helping Decrease Plastic Waste → Read More

AI can diagnose some genetic disorders using photos of faces

DeepGestalt takes faces apart and reassembles them to diagnose genetic disorders. → Read More

The molecule that helps exercise protect the brain from Alzheimer’s

Gives the phrase “muscle memory” a whole new meaning. → Read More

Autism involves a large-scale reduction in RNA editing

New work ties things in to the gene behind Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic disease. → Read More

Oh sorry, is eating meat bad for the planet? I didn’t know.

And, consequently, don't appreciate the greenhouse gas impact of their food choices. → Read More

Genetic information as self-fulfilling prophecy

DNA test results can spur relevant physiological changes, even if they're made up. → Read More

Just pee in a cup for bladder cancer detection

A 94% accurate diagnosis of bladder cancer using atomic force microscopy on urine. → Read More

Bacteria engage in chemical warfare against viruses

Bacteria anti-virus armaments include chemicals that stop DNA from being copied. → Read More