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‘Almost no limit’: Synthetic biology has turned the stuff of science fiction into the stuff of science

Jonathan Shaw | 
Synthetic biology, or the application of engineering principles to the design of life, presents world-changing prospects. Could components of a ...

Tackling cancer with precision medicine

Jonathan Shaw | 
Precision medicine is not really new. Doctors have always wanted to deliver increasingly personalized care. The current term describes a ...
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Biotech startup Indigo Ag aims to upend agriculture with microbiology

Jonathan Shaw | 
[David Perry, CEO of Indigo Ag, an agricultural-technology startup headquartered in Boston] sees an opportunity for Indigo Ag to lead ...
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World’s largest flower is a parasite that, surprisingly, exchanges genes with its host

Jonathan Shaw | 
[Editor's note: Critics of transgenic GMO crops often argue that the movement of genetic material from one species to another ...

Harvard scientists discover bacteria that fight malaria

Aidan Langston | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Harvard scientists have made ...
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US academia bolstered 20th century eugenics movement, racial purity

Adam Cohen | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. August 1912, Harvard president emeritus ...

Synthetic internal ‘clock’ could help treat obesity

Stephanie Garlock | 
Non-scientists generally think of “circadian clock” as a metaphoric term. There’s nothing literally ticking away inside the human body, helping ...

Bold new directions for synthetic biology

Katherine Xue | 
Armed with powerful new genetic tools and a penchant for tinkering, synthetic biologists have built a new menagerie. Photographic “E. coliroid” ...

Making sense of gene additions and deletions in tumor cells

In a paper published last week in the journal Cell, researchers at Harvard Medical School shed light on a potentially critical factor in ...