Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.- Albert Einstein
The project occurring between Beijing Institute of Technology and NanoRacks, a Circumstance. which seems to be a US firm is targeted towards investigating how the space environment influences DNA, said Deng Yulin, a life science professor with the institute who leads the research project, on Weekend.
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Previously, equipment for space experiments was sent via China’s 2011 launch of the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft, its 2016 lift up with a Long March-7 rocket and via China’s cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 in 2017.
“The research team had a complete hold of standard proof of the gene mutation following the first experiment via Shenzhou-8, which proves the space environment can cause DNA modification and biomolecular changes, very well said Deng.
The research aboard the ISS will always study whether gene mutation follows any guidelines in a space rays and microgravity environment, this individual said.