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Planet of the Apes redux? Human brain gene inserted into monkey fetuses enlarged their brains, raising ethical concerns

Planet of the Apes redux? Human brain gene inserted into monkey fetuses enlarged their brains, raising ethical concerns

Tim Childers | 
Researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany and Japan’s Central Institute for Experimental ...
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23andMe just used your genetic data to create a drug for psoriasis

Courtney Linder | 
Of the genetic testing company's more than 10 million users, a vast majority have consented to have their DNA used in ...
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Deeper understanding of our ‘sense of touch’ could lead to better prostheses

Daisy Hernandez | 
Imagine you’re holding a pen by the tip-side in between your thumb and index finger. You close your eyes and ...
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Human-animal chimeric embryos in Japan: Growing human pancreas in a rat, suitable for transplant

David Grossman | 
The Japanese government is granting its support to a scientist working to create animal embryos that contain human cells, and ...
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How a single amoeba could ‘change the face of computing forever’

Avery Thompson | 
A group of researchers from Tokyo’s Keio University set out to use an amoeba to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem, a famous ...
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3 ways artificial intelligence is tackling cancer

Jacqueline Detwiler | 
Case Study 1: The Sharing Project … [Jinghui Zhang wondered] how much faster cancer research could move if data sets ...
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FitBit for cows: Biohacker invents implanted sensor that tracks livestock health in real time

Laura Yan | 
Though they look indistinguishable from the other cows on a dairy farm in Utah, three cyborg cows with implanted sensors ...
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Video: Biohacker documents his own DIY gene therapy

David Grossman | 
DIY gene therapy is far from the mainstream, but the numbers of people who are attempting to genetically engineer their ...
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Rewriting human history: Fossils discovered in Israel suggest earlier departure from Africa

John Wenz | 
A small bit of human jawbone found in Israel has been dated to between 177,000 and 194,000 years ago. Before ...
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Video: Combating aging in our lifetime

Sophie Weiner | 
[A] new video from Kurzgesagt presents several technologies close to completion that could make a big impact on how we ...
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Video: Genetically modified pollinating cyborg dragonfly drone takes flight

Sophie Weiner | 
[Editor's note: As has been previously reported, these dragonflies could be used for artificial pollination.] A new experiment bypasses the ...

3D printer fashions functional human muscle, cartilage, and bone

William Herkewitz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of biomedical ...
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