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The truth is in here: U.Md. scientist on the set of ‘The X-Files’

WASHINGTON — Sci-fi drama “The X-Files” launched its 11th season Wednesday night, and a local scientist spent 10 days on set watching the filming. Dr. Anne Simon, who leads the virology program at the University of Maryland, is a longtime science adviser for the series. For the show’s 10th season finale, creator Chris Carter had a big request for her: Figure out a plausible way to kill off almost every person. Simon delivered, suggesting the very real CRISPR-Cas9 system for genome editing. The premise of the episode was that people who got a smallpox vaccine when th ... [Continua a leggere]

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