Expert voices

Expert voices

Expert voices

In-depth analysis by experts on current scientific issues. In general, they are not as quick as the reactions.

Why ChatGPT cannot sign scientific articles

Nature's ban on publishing papers written by ChatGPT has brought several debates to the table: is it ethical to use it to produce science texts, and if so, should it sign them? Just as we don't make the Word proofreader a co-author of our articles, let's not make fools of ourselves by giving these new tools the status of co-authors as if they had an entity of their own.

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The story of CRISPR in the last ten, twenty and thirty years

In January 2013, two laboratories demonstrated that CRISPR tools could be used to edit genes in human cells. Ten years later, the first patients are already benefiting from the molecular scissors to overcome incurable diseases. This week in Science, one of the pioneers of CRISPR, Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, summarises the history of these tools, without forgetting that it all began thirty years ago with the findings of Francis Mojica in the Santa Pola salt flats.

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Back to the Moon!

After almost three months of delays caused by various technical problems and two hurricanes, the Artemis I mission was successfully launched this morning, the first of a programme that will take the first woman astronaut to the moon. It has 42 days ahead of it, during which the spacecraft will orbit our satellite and test the stability of this lunar orbit, because in the future a space station will be located there to receive the astronauts on their journey from Earth.

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Genome editing in plants: why it is urgent for Europe to change its legislation

The Spanish Confederation of Scientific Societies (COSCE) has just published a report, submitted to the EU, which proposes and compares different possibilities for reform of the regulatory framework for genome editing techniques.

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