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Human organ factories? Defense Department seeds Segway inventor Dean Kamen’s ambitious project, but success seems years away

Liz Brody | 
[N]one of [Dean Kamen’s] many inventions — including the Segway — has an impact that comes close to what could ...
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After CRISPR human embryo experiment goes awry, some call for gene editing restrictions

Emily Mullin | 
Biologist Kathy Niakan and her team at the Francis Crick Institute wanted to better understand the role of a particular ...
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Gene editing cures hereditary deafness in mice. Are humans next?

Emily Mullin | 
Two to three out of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a diminished level of hearing or ...
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Gene therapy could restore color vision for people who see the world in shades of gray

Emily Mullin | 
In a small trial in Germany, an experimental gene therapy improved the vision of nine people with total color blindness, ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

Emily Mullin | 
You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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A CRISPR fix for diabetes? Success using stem cells in mice offers promise for humans

Emily Mullin | 
[Researchers] recently used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to correct stem cells from diabetic patients and turn them into fully functioning ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing give us an allergy-free cat?

Emily Mullin | 
If you’re among the 10% of people who are allergic to cats, you can blame a protein found in cat ...
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Seeking mainstream acceptance for psychedelic drugs: Will entrepreneurs ruin it for everyone else?

Tessa Love | 
After spending decades as highly illegal and restricted substances, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA, DMT, and other psychedelic drugs are ...
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Our wastewater could provide ‘early warning’ system for coronavirus outbreaks

Troy Farah | 
We won’t have to shelter from the new coronavirus forever. ... But several predictors of Covid-19 outbreaks suggest the virus ...
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Whole genome sequencing could be the next big thing for consumers

Emily Mullin | 
Genome sequencing was once impossibly expensive. The Human Genome Project, an international effort to decode the human genome that launched ...
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Finding where ‘consciousness resides in the human brain’ could help us awaken comatose patients

Emily Mullin | 
Some people may gradually come out of a coma or wake up after a few weeks.... To help these people, ...
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‘Politics and war’: Why life on other planets would look a lot like our own

Steve LeVine | 
If other beings do populate the universe, what are they doing out there? Are the possible inhabitants of Teegarden b, ...
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Lack of minority donors in bone marrow registries ‘one part of a larger, systemic, problem’

Sarah Emerson | 
People of two or more races are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to bone marrow matching. Blood diseases such as ...
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Collecting DNA samples from migrant detainees opens door to enhanced government surveillance

Emily Mullin | 
[T]he United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials, including minors, and ...
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Finding a new home: Humanity’s survival could depend on a 1,000-year space journey to Proxima b

Corin Faife | 
Located in the triple-star Alpha Centauri solar system, Proxima b has a mass 1.3 times that of Earth and a ...
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$1 million for anti-aging gene therapy? ‘Dubious’ treatment raises ethical concerns

Emily Mullin | 
Would you pay $1 million and fly to South America for a chance to live longer? Libella Gene Therapeutics, a ...
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Dark side of brain upgrades: They could give corrupt leaders ‘the ultimate way to ensure good citizenship’

Evan Selinger, Susan Schneider | 
It’s 2045. You stroll into the Center for Mind Design. There you can purchase a brain chip to augment your ...
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It’s been a year since the CRISPR baby controversy. Why are we still without global gene-editing rules?

Emily Mullin | 
Around this time last November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui stunned the world when he revealed the birth of the first ...
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Xeno-Skin: Genetically engineered pigs may be source of transplantable skin for humans

Emily Mullin | 
In a pathogen-free facility in Grafton, Massachusetts, a small town about 40 miles west of Boston, genetically engineered miniature pigs ...
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Identifying potential Ebola ‘hot spots’ with new tools could prevent future outbreaks

Drew Costley | 
More than 2,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo since an Ebola outbreak was declared last August, ...
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Create a fetus without an egg or sperm? Researchers have done it with mice

Yasmin Tayag | 
Reproduction used to be a simple thing: two parents, one egg, one sperm, one embryo, one baby. But on [October ...
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Orange skin? That’s just one of the ways our bodies might evolve if we settle on Mars

Michael Wall | 
Over time, we should expect a fair bit of evolutionary divergence between Mars settlers and the human population on Earth, ...
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Controversial ‘3-parent baby’ technique not effective for women over 36, fertility doctors warn

Emily Mullin | 
An experimental and much-hyped reproductive procedure that mixes DNA from three people is not effective at boosting the chances of ...
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Turning DNA into a hard drive for data storage. How do you extract the data when you need it?

Emily Leproust, Emily Mullin | 
With massive amounts of data being generated around the world every day, DNA is poised to provide an ultracompact storage ...
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Here’s a neural implant that doesn’t require open brain surgery

Emily Mullin | 
Facebook and Neuralink’s plans to merge people with their devices will likely take several years to materialize. Wearables like what ...
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‘Synthetic biology doesn’t have to be scary’: It could offer us new medicines, biofuels and everything in between

Erin Wilson | 
Though hacking organisms and rearranging genomes may sound scary, there is definitely a Light Side to this narrative (a balance, ...
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Infographic: Our skulls have been shrinking for 250 years—’our faces have begun to deform’

Katherine Lewis | 
Science suggests that crooked teeth, overbites, narrow jaws, and crimped nasal airways are a modern phenomenon. Skeletal remains show that just 300 years ago, humans ...
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‘Mandela Effect’: What does mass misremembering tell us about human nature?

Riz Virk | 
If you follow unusual theories online, you’ve probably heard of the Mandela Effect. It’s a phenomenon in which a large ...