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CRISPR treatment for dogs with muscular dystrophy could one day lead to a cure for humans

Dogs suffering from muscular dystrophy are having their genomes edited with CRISPR, and the results are “mind-blowing.” Researchers from Texas ...
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Can artificial intelligence point out employee weaknesses, training needs?

Here’s the conundrum with corporate online learning: there are so many classes available from sites like Coursera, edX, and Udacity that companies ...
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Rekindling the debate over using CRISPR to edit human embryos

Facing criticism from fellow scientists, the researcher behind the world’s largest effort to edit human embryos with CRISPR is vowing ...
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Can genes predict our chances of educational success?

The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people’s genes and how far they ...
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Scientist chases cure for her rare brain disorder using ‘clear genetic blueprint’

In 2011, Sonia Vallabh was handed a genetic report that contained a death sentence. But it also held a map ...
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One researcher’s unorthodox approach to understanding memory

Mostafa “Neo” Mohsenvand often walks around with a fisheye lens on a smartphone strapped to his chest and a black, ...
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Could printable lungs solve transplant shortage?

[Recently] I had the chance to hold a replica of the upper part of a human airway—the windpipe plus the ...
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Want to be a cyborg? Here are 5 steps you can take

We’ve put together a list to introduce you to some of the most interesting products that can help you upgrade ...
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What do we have to fear from synthetic bioweapons?

A study ordered by the US Department of Defense has concluded that new genetic-engineering tools are expanding the range of malicious ...
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‘Turbocharged’ artificial synapses could make artificial intelligence 100 times more efficient

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech ...
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Expanded genetic testing of newborns could help us get the most out of new gene therapies

The company behind [spinal muscular atrophy drug] AveXis, is seeing the most dramatic results in children who are treated in ...
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Will this ‘germ game’ help us prepare for a terror attack using a bioengineered virus?

In June 2001, a group of government officials and journalists play-acted their way through a “germ game,” a fictional scenario ...
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This journalist lost a bet, and now he has to put his DNA results on the internet

It all started after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer in April. Police had uploaded crime-scene DNA to ...
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Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If ...
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No words needed: AlterEgo prototype allows communication with computer as if by thought

Controlling your gadgets by talking to them is so 2018. In the future, you won’t even have to move your ...
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Viewpoint: Why you should be wary of ‘personalized’ DNA lifestyle tests

A wave of new [DNA] tests claim to make all sorts of personalized lifestyle recommendations—from what skin-care products you should ...
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Beta thalassemia patients could be freed from life of blood transfusions by one-time gene therapy

A one-time, experimental treatment for an inherited blood disorder has shown dramatic results in a small study. It’s a major ...
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So we can clone our pets—are we moving closer to humans?

The story that sent shivers up my spine...was about Monni Must, a Michigan portrait photographer who paid to clone Billy ...
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We are entering the era of artificial intelligence—how should we get ready for it?

If the US were to draw up a new AI master plan, what should it aim to do? Funding AI ...
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Gene therapy and rare diseases: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’

An analyst at Goldman Sachs asked a troubling question...about gene therapy. “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” In social media, reactions ...
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Viewpoint: We need to know if CRISPR works in monkeys and possible off-target effects before we start human trials

Sometime this year, people in the US and Europe will start getting treated for diseases using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, but ...
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The story behind the looming $30-billion-a-year synthetic DNA data storage market

[Emily] Leproust is cofounder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, a five-year-old startup that is, by some estimates, the world’s largest ...
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MIT Media Lab halts relationship with startup Nectome over storing their brains in fatal ‘brain uploads’

The MIT Media Lab will sever ties with a brain-embalming company that promoted euthanasia to people hoping for digital immortality ...
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Precision education: DNA test for intelligence could be on the horizon

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast ...
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Improved ‘brains’ grant robots dexterity that could soon rival humans

It might not look that special, but the robot above is, according to a new measure, the most dexterous one ...
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Battling ‘fatty liver’ disease obesity by identifying and gene-silencing mutations

The search for mutations that conjure medical superpowers has turned up people who are resistant to liver disease, even if ...
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