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Coronavirus vaccine created with synthetic biology would be ‘more potent’ than flu shot

As companies hurry to test potential vaccines, the National Institute of Health (NIH) is hoping new bio-engineering techniques to help ...
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Infographic: What the US public thinks about tinkering with human genetics

The Pew Research Center published a fascinating roundup of studies that revealed the opinions of the U.S. public on a ...
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7 things to know about autism, including why it’s unlikely there will ever be a ‘cure’

To help spread awareness — and cut through the falsehoods, half-truths, and misinformation — here are seven things everyone should ...
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Life on Earth is carbon-based. But that doesn’t mean other planets have to use the same building block.

All life on Earth, and thus, all life we've ever observed in the universe, shares a few basic characteristics. Its ...
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Boltzmann brain: You may be living in your own simulated reality

The paradox of the Boltzmann Brain can really pull the rug from under you if you follow it to all ...
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Is there a link between food allergies and autism?

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa reveals a link between food allergies and autism, though many ...
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Persistence and perspiration: How sweating allowed humans to dominate other species

Millions of years ago, digestion consumed most of the calories we ate. These days, our brain takes 20 times more energy than ...
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What would happen if we suddenly stopped dreaming?

Rowan Hooper, the managing editor at New Scientist, reports that chronic dream deprivation is damaging our waking hours in numerous ways. … This ...