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LEGO-inspired research gives lab-grown meat more realistic texture

Emily Petsko | 
A group of food scientists who are working to create lab-grown meat have found inspiration in an unlikely source: LEGOs. According ...
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What’s a ‘GMO’ food?

Jenny Splitter | 
[W]hat exactly is a GMO? The initialism stands for "genetically modified organism," but it's a term lacking scientific precision. Moreover, ...
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Flower power: Decoded sunflower genome could unlock increased oil, stress tolerance

Katie Horowitz | 
Take that, sunflowers. The convoluted genetic code that has thwarted scientists for so long has finally been cracked. Scientists published ...
How dyslexia affects brain function: It's not just about reading and language

How dyslexia affects brain function: It’s not just about reading and language

Anna Nowogrodzki | 
Dyslexia is not just about reading, or even language. It’s about something more fundamental: How much can the brain adapt ...
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Heart attack victims: Stem cell therapy offers promise

Jordan Rosenfeld | 
Stem cell technology has produced some very exciting advances in medicine recently. Now a recent study from Penn State details ...
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Neanderthals may have shrieked, rather than grunted

Kate Horowitz | 
The sounds of the Stone Age may have been even less dignified than we thought. A vocal expert working with ...

How bacteria inspired the birth of CRISPR gene editing

Lina Zeldovich | 
Within a few years, the study of CRISPR had moved beyond fundamental research into a full-fledged gene-editing revolution that enabled ...

What can Iranian scientists teach the West about stem cell research?

Lina Zeldovich | 
[In the past 14 years, Iran has] made great strides in stem cell research. And now that Iran is losing ...

Discovery of single gene mutation could shine light on three different rare diseases

Kate Horowitz | 
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)—a trifecta of weird diseases ...

Genetically engineered spider silk in North Face’s new jacket

Michele Debczak | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. You can't tell just ...

Junk DNA and 5 other examples of human evolutionary remnants

Kevin Kampwirth | 
The following is an excerpt. People have speculated over the nature of seemingly useless physical characteristics in living things for ...