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10-3-2018 catalog-hardware-render

Storing movies on DNA pellets? School-bus-sized gene storage machine may help pave the way

Antonio Regalado | 
In a world awash with data, DNA is a hugely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, ...
9-25-2018 patch3

Monitoring blood pressure with a wearable ‘stick-on patch’

Rachel Metz | 
The last time you had your blood pressure checked, it was probably at a doctor’s office with a bulky cuff ...
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Why is former basketball player Shawn Bradley so tall? His DNA could offer the answer

Antonio Regalado | 
As a first-round draft pick from Brigham Young University, Shawn Bradley caused a hubbub during the 1993 NBA draft. That ...
8-30-2018 ThinkstockPhotos-627290560_field_img_hero_988_380

Large drug trials are expensive and results often misleading. A new genetic tool might cure those problems.

Gary Taubes | 
[C]orrelation is not causation. The fact that two phenomena or trends are correlated in time does not mean one causes ...
CRISPR treatment for dogs with muscular dystrophy could one day lead to a cure for humans

CRISPR treatment for dogs with muscular dystrophy could one day lead to a cure for humans

Antonio Regalado | 
Dogs suffering from muscular dystrophy are having their genomes edited with CRISPR, and the results are “mind-blowing.” Researchers from Texas ...
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Can artificial intelligence point out employee weaknesses, training needs?

Elizabeth Woyke | 
Here’s the conundrum with corporate online learning: there are so many classes available from sites like Coursera, edX, and Udacity that companies ...
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Rekindling the debate over using CRISPR to edit human embryos

Antonio Regalado | 
Facing criticism from fellow scientists, the researcher behind the world’s largest effort to edit human embryos with CRISPR is vowing ...
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Can genes predict our chances of educational success?

Antonio Regalado | 
The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people’s genes and how far they ...
7-25-2018 soniax2500

Scientist chases cure for her rare brain disorder using ‘clear genetic blueprint’

Antonio Regalado | 
In 2011, Sonia Vallabh was handed a genetic report that contained a death sentence. But it also held a map ...
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One researcher’s unorthodox approach to understanding memory

Rachel Metz | 
Mostafa “Neo” Mohsenvand often walks around with a fisheye lens on a smartphone strapped to his chest and a black, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...