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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 ...
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Chasing true understanding of the brain: Why progress may be dependent on ‘trial and error, and some luck’

Brian Bergstein | 
Billions of dollars are flowing into research and neurotechnology projects like the U.S. Brain Initiative, Europe’s Human Brain Project, and ...
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Gaming for catastrophe: Bioterrorism could create a pathogen ‘far worse than nature ever could’

Bryan Walsh | 
In the darkened ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., some of the finest minds in government are ...
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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

Emily Mullin | 
Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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Here are 3 problems with DeepMind’s AI breakthrough, including poor accuracy at predicting acute kidney injuries

Julia Powles | 
[Google-affiliated artificial intelligence] DeepMind claimed its biggest healthcare breakthrough to date: that artificial intelligence (A.I.) can predict acute kidney injury ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Emily Mullin | 
Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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Viewpoint: We need to consider the psychological, behavioral implications of Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface

Andrew Maynard | 
Despite the technical promise of wireless read-write brain-machine interfaces, companies like Neuralink are in danger of getting so wrapped up ...
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Whole-genome sequencing now costs less than a smart phone. But how much do people want to know about their disease risks?

Emily Mullin | 
Veritas Genetics is making a big bet that people want to know what’s in their genome.  The Boston-based company, which ...
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Predicting IQ potential of human embryos may be possible with machine learning, genetic data

Oscar Schwartz | 
[T]he diseases that are most likely to shadow the average person’s life — cancer, heart disease, diabetes — are polygenic, ...
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Alzheimer’s trial seeks to harness the body’s immune system

Ron Winslow | 
Scientists in academic and corporate labs are already pursuing a host of new approaches that they hope will offer pathways ...
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Scavenger hunt for new antibiotics sends researchers to strange places

Chris Baraniuk | 
It’s said that for nearly 200 years, residents of a small rural area in Northern Ireland called Boho (pronounced “bo”), ...
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‘Gene doping’ could be the future of athletics. But is that a bad thing?

Nick Busca | 
[A] technique could theoretically be used to add muscle bulk to athletes, a concept called gene doping. Doctors could, theoretically, inject cells ...
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Viewpoint: Male birth control pills won’t make much difference if men aren’t eager to use them

Lux Alptraum | 
It’s not enough to simply invent male contraception and bring it to market; we have to be in a place ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

Alexandra Sifferin | 
What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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Is the spirit of adventure encoded in our genes?

Erman Misirlisoy | 
There’s one particular behavioral question that unites many animal species: “Should I explore the wider environment or exploit my current environment?” … ...
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Women’s fertility is a ‘black box’. This biotech company wants to help crack it open

Dana Smith | 
Fertility is like most aspects of medicine — it’s rarely discussed until a problem arises. But as women wait longer to start ...
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Peril of genetic tests: Sometimes too much information can be ‘harmful’

Erman Misirlisoy | 
Genetic testing can raise serious questions about our health. Is it helpful to find out that we are likely to ...