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

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

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

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

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’

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

Case Study 1: The Sharing Project … [Jinghui Zhang wondered] how much faster cancer research could move if data sets ...
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