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Powerful CAR-T duo uses artificial ‘claws’ to grab and destroy HIV

Shelly Fan | 
Lengtigen, a biotech company based in Gaithersburg, MD, teamed up with researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in ...
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Are you ‘icked out’ by human-monkey chimeras? Here’s why scientists have taken this controversial step

Shelly Fan | 
[July 31], news broke that a prominent stem cell researcher is making human-monkey chimeras in a secretive lab in China ...
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3 ways neuroscience and AI can work together to help us understand how we think

Shelly Fan | 
The meteoric success of deep learning showcases how insights from neuroscience—memory, learning, decision-making, vision—can be distilled into algorithms that bestow ...
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New era in prosthetic limbs promises to restore sense of touch by melding ‘biology with machine’

Shelly Fan | 
Building smart mind-controlled robotic limbs isn’t enough; the next frontier is restoring sensation in offline body parts. To truly meld ...
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‘From quackery to established science’: Here’s what’s going on with promising anti-aging research

Shelly Fan | 
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment anti-aging research morphed from quackery to an established science. Some say it’s 1939, ...
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3 advantage of editing RNA with CRISPR, including this: It’s easier to erase mistakes

Shelly Fan | 
Rather than targeting DNA, a team at MIT repurposed CRISPR to edit single letters in RNA, the messengers that carry ...
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Putting CAR-T cancer therapy ‘on a leash’ could halt deadly runaway immune reactions

Shelly Fan | 
Unlike traditional chemicals, CAR-T cells are living drugs that further proliferate inside the body. While great for replenishing their cancer-killing ...
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‘Tremendous ethical challenge’: What if lab-grown brains are capable of developing consciousness?

Shelly Fan | 
At what point does electro-chemical activity in dissected brain-like tissue become conscious? Yes, I’m talking about the classic sci-fi “brain ...
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Cloned mini-brains could boost research into autism, other disorders

Shelly Fan | 
An army of free-floating minibrain clones are heading your way!  No, that’s not the premise of a classic sci-fi brain-in-jars ...
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Like it or not, the ‘Pandora’s box’ of gene-edited babies has been opened

Edd Gent | 
Denis Rebrikov is the head of a genome-editing laboratory at the Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Russia’s largest ...
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Milk without cows? Biotech startup recreates dairy proteins in the lab

Lab-grown meat is getting a lot of attention along with plant-based meat substitutes. Technology is driving the industry toward providing ...
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Lab-grown patch could be the solution for repairing damaged heart tissue

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Restoring damaged heart tissue has proved difficult if not impossible, but a research team from Imperial College London has a ...
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Million dollar question: Is the microbiome the key to diagnosing, fighting chronic disease?

Shelly Fan | 
What if the solution to our health problems is already inside our bodies? The human body is replete with billions ...
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Redefining artificial intelligence: It could work more like a ‘search engine’ than a human brain

Thomas Hornigold | 
With respect to AI, [engineer Eric] Drexler believes our view of an artificial intelligence as a single “agent” that acts ...
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Why the US military and Elon Musk have jumped on the ‘cyborg hypetrain’

Shelly Fan | 
When Elon Musk and DARPA both hop aboard the cyborg hypetrain, you know brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are about to achieve ...
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Brain simulations could reveal how ‘self’ emerges from ‘seemingly random chattering among millions of neurons’

Shelly Fan | 
“Do we have a chance of ever understanding brain function without brain simulations?” So asked the Human Brain Project (HBP), the brainchild ...
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‘Safe Genes’ and the search for a CRISPR undo button

Shelly Fan | 
Just half a decade after CRISPR’s discovery, DARPA initiated the Safe Genes program: a collaboration between seven of the world’s leading gene ...
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Using AI to understand biological vision is another step toward engineering artificial brains

Shelly Fan | 
[Recently,] two studies independently tapped into the power of [artificial neural networks] to solve a 70-year-old neuroscience mystery: how does ...
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3D printed organs: We’re closer to solving the problem of how to supply them with blood

Edd Gent | 
We’re tantalizingly close to growing organs in the lab, but the biggest remaining challenge has been creating the fine networks ...
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Can AI take everything we’ve learned about medicine and become ‘a single doctor’?

Shelly Fan | 
The question isn’t if AI is coming to medicine. It’s how. At its best, machine learning can tap into the collective experience of ...
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With a simple tweak, CRISPR’s genetic scissors get an accuracy boost

Shelly Fan | 
Without ensuring high levels of accuracy, any proposed CRISPR gene therapy becomes a genetic crapshoot. Now, a team from Duke ...
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‘Massive step forward’: Lab-grown mini-brain twitches a muscle

Shelly Fan | 
Floating inside a petri dish in a lab at Cambridge University, a single disjointed muscle twitched. Normally that’s not news ...
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Can ‘golden child’ anti-aging drugs rescue Alzheimer’s memories?

Shelly Fan | 
Alzheimer’s disease defeated another promising near-market drug that tried to prevent or remove amyloid deposits, adding to the disease’s therapeutic “graveyard of ...
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3 promising CRISPR therapies, including one targeting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Shelly Fan | 
With dozens of efforts in the making, from premature aging to obesity and developmental brain disorders, here are the frontrunners ...
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Using synthetics to design cells with new abilities ‘such as pumping out life-saving drugs’

Shelly Fan | 
A German team headed by Dr. Edward Lemke at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory described an entirely synthetic organelle inside living cells ...
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Why Microsoft wants to design a system that stores data in DNA

Edd Gent | 
DNA is emerging as an ultra-compact way of storing it all, and now researchers supported by Microsoft have created the first ...
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Are we on the verge of extending human life with ‘regenerative superpowers’?

Peter Diamandis | 
The excessive demand for donated organs will only intensify as technologies like self-driving cars make the world safer, given that ...
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Can traumatic memories be ‘erased’ with anesthesia medications?

Shelly Fan | 
Erasing memories has always been the stuff of science fiction and wishful thinking. After all, what happened, happened—your experiences are solidified in your ...
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