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‘She is a force of nature’: Meet the professor trying to make bone marrow transplants safer

‘She is a force of nature’: Meet the professor trying to make bone marrow transplants safer

Elizabeth Preston | NEO.LIFE | 
[Agnieszka Czechowicz] is now an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In her lab research, ...
Gene doping on the horizon for global athletics but Tokyo Olympics are still genetic-manipulation free

Gene doping on the horizon for global athletics but Tokyo Olympics are still genetic-manipulation free

Robin Donavan | NEO.LIFE | 
[The World Anti-Doping Agency, or] WADA has long banned genetically modified cells and alterations of genome sequences or gene expression ...
Is doping in sports unfair? Here’s how drug and tech enhancements could level the playing field

Is doping in sports unfair? Here’s how drug and tech enhancements could level the playing field

Alex Pearlman | NEO.LIFE | 
Sports regulators have a tough job sniffing out the latest enhancement technologies because coaches, trainers, and athletes are so adept ...
Why the oversimplified ‘humans-are-machines’ model needs to be scrapped

Why the oversimplified ‘humans-are-machines’ model needs to be scrapped

Luke Shors | NEO.LIFE | 
Cells are not factories. Nor do their parts in any way resemble gears. And despite the benefits of using a ...
Fear of climate change moving UK closer to breaking with EU and embracing gene-edited crops

Fear of climate change moving UK closer to breaking with EU and embracing gene-edited crops

Andrew Rosenblum | NEO.LIFE | 
GMOs account for the vast majority of U.S. soy, corn, canola, cotton, and sugar beet crops—but those same crops are ...
Space wine: How sending grapevines into orbit could protect the wine industry from devastating impacts of climate change

Space wine: How sending grapevines into orbit could protect the wine industry from devastating impacts of climate change

Matthew Ponsford | NEO.LIFE | 
[A] group of scientists is cultivating the next generation of mutant grapes, which they hope will be resistant to shocks ...
Chronic pain is a pain: How gene editing offers hopeful alternative to addictive opioids

Chronic pain is a pain: How gene editing offers hopeful alternative to addictive opioids

Moheb Costandi | NEO.LIFE | 
Chronic pain—defined as pain that persists for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment—is estimated to affect some 20 ...
Ecological engineering: We could save endangered wildlife and fight pest-spreading diseases using cloning and gene editing. Should we?

Ecological engineering: We could save endangered wildlife and fight pest-spreading diseases using cloning and gene editing. Should we?

Hannah Thomasy | NEO.LIFE | 
[Endangered black-footed ferrets] are especially susceptible to plague. While many of us have not given much thought to plague since ...
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Vibrating wristband gives deaf people a new way to ‘hear’

Steven Kotler | NEO.LIFE | 
Housed inside a wristband slightly bigger than a Fitbit, the Buzz has a microphone that picks up sound and a ...
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Creating artificial life and what we want from it—including resistance ‘to all known pathogens’

Emily Sohn | NEO.LIFE | 
For some scientists, [synthetic biology] will have created artificial life if it can arrange DNA into new combinations on a ...
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7 ways biotechnology could change our lives in 2019

Julia Sklar | NEO.LIFE | 
[Editor's note: Key researchers and scientists were asked for their thoughts on 2019.]  Gene editing, food innovation, and synthetic biology ...
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CRISPR’s swiftest and most promising application might be food

Shelby Pope | NEO.LIFE | 
When people mention CRISPR, they’re usually breathless over its potential to cure diseases like sickle cell anemia and muscular dystrophy ...
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DNA sequencing for mass data collection may lower consumer costs to zero

Kat McGowan | NEO.LIFE | 
A well-organized, highly curated database of genetic data from millions of people is a potential goldmine for drug company researchers ...
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Stanford biologist Drew Endy: We need transparency when synthesizing humans

David Duncan, Drew Endy | NEO.LIFE | 
Perhaps more than anyone else working in synthetic biology, [researcher Drew] Endy has tried to hold the community to account ...
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