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Paleocolor: What did dinosaurs look like? Shining a light on their true colors could illuminate behavior

Helen Gordon | 
Long thought an impossible dream, the emerging field of palaeocolour is revolutionising our view of the prehistoric world, turning it from black-and-white ...
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Viewpoint: Using robots to treat autistic children has potential pitfalls

Nicole Kobie | 
Previous research suggests robots are well received by children with autism spectrum disorders, and there's plenty of anecdotal stories of children ...
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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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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 ...

Like them or not, ‘China needs GMOs’

Nic Cavell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. China has a fifth ...
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