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‘More infectious than Ebola’: Dangerous superbug yeast troubles researchers

Maryn McKenna | 
[A] yeast, a new variety of an organism so common that it’s used as one of the basic tools of ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR-edited tomatoes illustrate our newfound power to ‘transform our food’

Stephen Hall | 
LIKE ANY SELF-RESPECTING farmer, Zachary Lippman was grumbling about the weather. Stout, with close-cropped hair and beard, Lippman was standing ...
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From veganism to ‘post meat’ foods: The six varieties of meat substitutes

Joi Ito | 
Civilians often clump the alternative meat companies and labs together in some kind of big meatless meatball, but, just like ...
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Using CRISPR to build a ‘massive library’ of tools to cure genetic disease

Megan Molteni | 
In the past few years, [David] Liu’s become one of the most brightly-shining luminaries in the rapidly advancing field of gene ...
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Will CRISPR gene editing disrupt or perpetuate global health and medical social inequalities?

Megan Molteni | 
On [June 3 and 4], hundreds of scientists, industry folk, and public health officials from all over the world filled ...
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Robots could one day pass as humans. Should we let them?

Matt Simon | 
[T]oday, ever-sophisticated robots are graduating from Disneyland-style animatronics into increasingly realistic, intelligent beings. Take the famous human replicas of Hiroshi Ishi­guro. Or the ...
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Ingestible digital pills use bioluminescent bacteria to sense stomach bleeding

Megan Molteni | 
Ingestible sensors—pill-sized electronics that ping your smartphone with data after you pop and swallow—have started to arrive on the market. They ...
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ChatterBaby app wants to use artificial intelligence to diagnose autism through irregular baby cries

Megan Molteni | 
[B]y the time [Ariana] Anderson’s third kid came along, the UCLA computational neuropsychologist realized she had become fluent in baby ...
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CRISPR may turn biology into the next Silicon Valley-like digital platform

Megan Molteni | 
Crispr, the powerful gene-editing tool, is revolutionizing the speed and scope with which scientists can modify the DNA of organisms, including ...
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What’s CRISPR? Here’s a primer on the powerful gene-editing tool

Megan Molteni | 
If you’re asking, “what’s Crispr?” the short answer is that it’s a revolutionary new class of molecular tools that scientists ...
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Can CRISPR be used safely in humans? ‘It’s still an open question’

Megan Molteni | 
Biotech has been betting big on Crispr, the gene-editing technique that promises to snip away some of humanity’s worst diseases. But last ...
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Rewriting life’s code: Researchers want to synthesize the entire human genome

David Duncan | 
[Researcher George] Church is one of the leaders of an initiative called the Genome Project-­Write, or GP-Write, which is organizing ...
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Infertility could be ended with emerging technologies, including CRISPR

Jason Pontin | 
Through an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis (or IVG), scientists are learning how to convert adult human cells—taken perhaps ...
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Cryogenics logistics: Delivering CAR-T treatments at minus 240 degrees to save lives

Megan Molteni | 
Last year, the FDA approved the first CAR T-cell treatments—a new class of promising therapies that train the body’s immune ...
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Trying to lose weight? Don’t expect help from a personal genetics test

Robbie Gonzalez | 
There are [genetic] tests tailored to tell you about your diet, your fitness, your complexion—even your wine preference. ... But researchers will tell ...
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CAR-T cell therapy could drive a ‘revolution’ in cancer treatments

Emma Bryce | 
[T]he United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the landmark decision to approve two ‘drugs’ that use CAR-T cell ...
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Video: How is lab-grown meat made—and can it overcome the ‘ick factor’?

Food scientists and startups are trying to make meat more ethically appealing by growing it — cell by cell — ...
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Gene drives and eliminating invasive pests without bloodshed

Emma Marris | 
[Researcher Karl Campbell is] using a fiercely potent poison for the complete obliteration of rats on a 70-square-mile Galapagos island ...
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Future Olympic athletes could be required to have their entire DNA sequenced to test for ‘gene doping’

Eric Niiler | 
For years, the World Anti-Doping Agency has considered requiring all Olympic athletes to submit copies of their genetic code. It ...
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Finding a CRISPR delivery route in humans is the hard part

Megan Molteni | 
Crispr, the promising new gene editing technology, promises to eradicate the world of human suffering—but for all the hype and hope, it hasn’t ...
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Using DNA to store data? US defense agency DARPA is trying

Megan Molteni | 
[T]he Department of Defense agency tasked with funding science’s most far-out hopes has begun investing millions in discovering radical, non-binary ...
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Looming storage crisis: Where will we keep all of our DNA data?

Jonathan Heusel, Neil Richards | 
Major advances in DNA-sequencing technology and its commercial development have driven down the time and cost of sequencing a human ...
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‘Organic GMOs’: Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak on how genetic engineering can reduce pesticide use and protect the environment

Ferris Jabr | 
[Genetic engineering] is a powerful tool that can help us farm responsibly and sustainably by minimizing damage to the environment and ...
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Yeast-grown synthetic spider silk could be the next luxury fabric

Elizabeth Stinson | 
The elusive science behind crafting synthetic spider's silk is no longer elusive. In fact, it’s scalable enough that customers can ...
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Video: Explaining CRISPR gene editing with a toy train

Megan Molteni | 
When people refer to Crispr, they're probably talking about Crispr-Cas9, a complex of enzymes and genetic guides that together finds ...
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Fighting aging: Mutation found in Amish population adds 10 years to lifespan

Matthew Reynolds | 
New research now shows that some humans possess a genetic equivalent to [an anti-aging] drug. A small number of Amish people in ...
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Android intimacy: Drawing the line between science and human

Alex Mar | 
Today, the technical ability to produce a robot that truly looks and moves and speaks like a human remains well ...
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John Deere acquires precision ag technology that could reduce pesticide use by 90 percent

Tom Simonite | 
Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants, ...