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Pfizer vaccine data offer hope for a return to normalcy

Pfizer vaccine data offer hope for a return to normalcy

MIT Technology Review | 
[A]dvisors to the US Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of emergency authorization for Pfizer’s covid-19 shot, and the data in ...
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As AquaBounty readies US rollout of GMO salmon, scientists hope for jumpstart of biotech animal research

MIT Technology Review | 
A genetically modified salmon will become the first GM food animal to go on sale in the US, according to ...
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Out-of-the-box vaccine candidate: Nasal drops of a very slow-growing, synthetic-biology developed version of COVID. It just might work

MIT Technology Review | 
[S]ynthetic biology has led to a way to create a weakened form of the pandemic coronavirus that causes covid-19. Although ...

Limited COVID herd immunity may be developing in hardest hit areas, but it may last only months

MIT Technology Review | 
Millions of US residents have been infected by the virus that causes covid-19, and at least 160,000 are dead. One ...
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DIY COVID-19 vaccine? George Church, other scientists experimenting with home brewed versions

MIT Technology Review | 
Nearly 200 covid-19 vaccines are in development, and some three dozen are at various stages of human testing. But in ...
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Why controlling COVID-19 outbreaks could make it harder to test a vaccine

MIT Technology Review | 
The aim is a vaccine by January, and money is no object. On May 21, the US said it would ...
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‘It’s going to be a project’: Looking at unconventional efforts to ramp up our coronavirus testing ability

MIT Technology Review | 
Right now, [coronavirus] gene tests—the most accurate kind—are run only in labs or on special hospital instruments. But [biotech entrepreneur ...
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Here’s how long the coronavirus survives on common surfaces

MIT Technology Review | 
A big question in the outbreak of Covid-19, which has already infected more than 110,000, is how the germ that ...

Tracking the coronavirus—and failed containment efforts—by digging through its genome

MIT Technology Review | 
In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the coronavirus fuels hopes of treatments — and conspiracy theories

MIT Technology Review | 
Synthetic versions of the deadly virus could help test treatments. But what are the risks when viruses can be synthetized ...
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Modern love or eugenics? Genetics pioneer George Church’s dating app matches DNA to ‘wipe out’ inherited disease

MIT Technology Review | 
George Church made a passing comment about a genetic dating app his lab was developing that he said could wipe ...

Excerpts from unpublished paper reveal ‘damning’ details suggesting controversial CRISPR babies’ experiment went awry

MIT Technology Review | 
Titled “Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance,” and 4,699 words long, the still unpublished paper was authored ...
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‘It raises all kind of questions about eugenics’: Startup offering to screen embryos to help parents pick best babies

MIT Technology Review | 
Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called ...
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Why the genetic database GEDmatch represents a ‘security risk’ for the US

MIT Technology Review | 
A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police to catch criminals is a security risk from which a ...

Will the future of CRISPR babies be decided by Russian president Vladimir Putin?

MIT Technology Review | 
The future of genetically modified babies may lie in the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg reported over the weekend ...
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Can we trust self-regulation? As artificial embryos creep closer to the real thing, when do we hit pause?

MIT Technology Review | 
[R]esearchers at the University of Michigan are reporting that they’ve learned to efficiently manufacture realistic models of human embryos from stem cells ...

How CRISPR could help eradicate chronic pain

MIT Technology Review | 
The street performer was only 10 years old. He put knives through his arms and walked on hot embers. By ...
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing

MIT Technology Review | 
They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters ...

Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

MIT Technology Review | 
Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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What we know about Elon Musk’s ‘dramatic’ plan to link human brains to computers through implants

MIT Technology Review | 
[July 16], fans and haters of Elon Musk turned out by the thousands to watch an internet live-stream of the ...
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Will China tell the world about its third controversial CRISPR baby?

MIT Technology Review | 
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

MIT Technology Review | 
When the Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-edited children, he dreamed of improving the world. He believed the ...
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Why biotech firms are jumping into the cannabis business

MIT Technology Review | 
As biotechnology embraces the legal cannabis industry, not a few of its executives are grappling with a dilemma: what will ...
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Searching for a CRISPR antidote in case gene editing is used as a weapon

MIT Technology Review | 
[W]hat’s to stop a madman, terrorist, or state from employing CRISPR to cause harm?... In her book A Crack in Creation, ...

Testing human intelligence by putting our brain genes in monkeys

MIT Technology Review | 
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of ...
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Gene therapy could offer ‘one-time genetic tune-up’ for Alzheimer’s patients

MIT Technology Review | 
No one knows for certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. But one fact about the condition has gained nearly irrefutable status ...
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Did China’s CRISPR babies have their brains enhanced? It’s possible.

MIT Technology Review | 
The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance ...
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We are in the midst of a consumer DNA ‘testing frenzy’

MIT Technology Review | 
By the start of 2019, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to four leading commercial ancestry and ...
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