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7-4-2018 lung transplant

Could printable lungs solve transplant shortage?

Antonio Regalado | 
[Recently] I had the chance to hold a replica of the upper part of a human airway—the windpipe plus the ...
6-25-2018 960x0

Want to be a cyborg? Here are 5 steps you can take

Rachel Metz | 
We’ve put together a list to introduce you to some of the most interesting products that can help you upgrade ...
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What do we have to fear from synthetic bioweapons?

Antonio Regalado | 
A study ordered by the US Department of Defense has concluded that new genetic-engineering tools are expanding the range of malicious ...
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‘Turbocharged’ artificial synapses could make artificial intelligence 100 times more efficient

Will Knight | 
Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech ...
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Expanded genetic testing of newborns could help us get the most out of new gene therapies

Emily Mullin | 
The company behind [spinal muscular atrophy drug] AveXis, is seeing the most dramatic results in children who are treated in ...
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Will this ‘germ game’ help us prepare for a terror attack using a bioengineered virus?

Antonio Regalado | 
In June 2001, a group of government officials and journalists play-acted their way through a “germ game,” a fictional scenario ...
5-15-2018 antonio-thumbnail_0

This journalist lost a bet, and now he has to put his DNA results on the internet

Antonio Regalado | 
It all started after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer in April. Police had uploaded crime-scene DNA to ...
Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

Antonio Regalado | 
The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If ...
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Once-promising field of advanced biofuels is in ‘shambles’—can it be revived?

James Temple | 
[Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and chief executive of the Joint BioEnergy Institute] did ...
5-2-2018 AlterEgo-is-a-new-device-that-can-read-your-internal-thoughts

No words needed: AlterEgo prototype allows communication with computer as if by thought

Rachel Metz | 
Controlling your gadgets by talking to them is so 2018. In the future, you won’t even have to move your ...
4-30-2018 spareroomdnakit

Viewpoint: Why you should be wary of ‘personalized’ DNA lifestyle tests

Emily Mullin | 
A wave of new [DNA] tests claim to make all sorts of personalized lifestyle recommendations—from what skin-care products you should ...
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Beta thalassemia patients could be freed from life of blood transfusions by one-time gene therapy

Emily Mullin | 
A one-time, experimental treatment for an inherited blood disorder has shown dramatic results in a small study. It’s a major ...
pets 4 23 18

So we can clone our pets—are we moving closer to humans?

Antonio Regalado | 
The story that sent shivers up my spine...was about Monni Must, a Michigan portrait photographer who paid to clone Billy ...
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We are entering the era of artificial intelligence—how should we get ready for it?

Will Knight | 
If the US were to draw up a new AI master plan, what should it aim to do? Funding AI ...
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Gene therapy and rare diseases: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’

Antonio Regalado | 
An analyst at Goldman Sachs asked a troubling question...about gene therapy. “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” In social media, reactions ...
4-12-2018 monkeys2

Viewpoint: We need to know if CRISPR works in monkeys and possible off-target effects before we start human trials

Emily Mullin | 
Sometime this year, people in the US and Europe will start getting treated for diseases using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, but ...
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The story behind the looming $30-billion-a-year synthetic DNA data storage market

Bryan Walsh | 
[Emily] Leproust is cofounder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, a five-year-old startup that is, by some estimates, the world’s largest ...
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MIT Media Lab halts relationship with startup Nectome over storing their brains in fatal ‘brain uploads’

Antonio Regalado | 
The MIT Media Lab will sever ties with a brain-embalming company that promoted euthanasia to people hoping for digital immortality ...
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Precision education: DNA test for intelligence could be on the horizon

Antonio Regalado | 
Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast ...
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Improved ‘brains’ grant robots dexterity that could soon rival humans

Will Knight | 
It might not look that special, but the robot above is, according to a new measure, the most dexterous one ...
3-26-2018 site_197_Punjabi_600817

Battling ‘fatty liver’ disease obesity by identifying and gene-silencing mutations

Antonio Regalado | 
The search for mutations that conjure medical superpowers has turned up people who are resistant to liver disease, even if ...
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Building an Alzheimer’s early warning system through artificial intelligence

Emily Mullin | 
[A flat white box attached to the wall] knows when [David Graham] gets out of bed, gets dressed, walks to ...
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Thousand-year mind preservation with a twist: Startup Nectome’s procedure is ‘100 percent fatal’

Anthony Regalado | 
The startup accelerator Y Combinator is known for supporting audacious companies in its popular three-month boot camp. There’s never been ...
Counting on Trump: Approval of biotech animals may rely on circumventing FDA

Counting on Trump: Approval of biotech animals may rely on circumventing FDA

Antonio Regalado | 
The lobbying effort to get the FDA out of the way of biotech animals is under way. ... [Recombinetics] is ...
3-9-2018 measles_wide

Saving critically ill babies through lightning-fast genome sequencing

Emily Mullin | 
Usually it takes weeks for scientists to sequence an entire genome. But [neurologist Jennifer] Friedman and her colleagues at Rady [Children’s ...
2-22-2018 genetic-testing-shown-by-dna-sample-in-front-of-screen-showing-code-sequence

DNA fortune telling: Genetic tests could determine disease destiny from birth

Antonio Regalado | 
There’s never been data available on as many people’s genes as there is today. And that wealth of information is ...
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Dystopian ‘Black Mirror’ scenarios predict dark future for artificial intelligence

Will Knight | 
[A] new report by more than 20 researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, OpenAI, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that ...
2-19-2018 Francesca Storici and Havva Keskin with yeast samples in their lab

‘Fully customizable’ genome: Replacing yeast’s 12.5 million base pairs piece by piece

Bryan Walsh | 
Homo sapiens has had a tight relationship with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the unicellular fungus better known as brewer’s yeast. … That doesn’t mean S ...