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Controversial Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies is missing

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The current whereabouts of He Jiankui—the scientist who claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically modified human babies—is unknown ...
11-19-2018 tree-life-evolution-hemimastigotes

This tiny creature gives us a ‘completely new branch on the tree of life’

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Canadian scientists have identified microscopic creatures that are so unlike anything seen before, they had to create an entirely new ...
11-16-2018 Poto, mystery Jamaican mammal, possibly Xenothrix

How DNA tests solved the mystery of this strange, now-extinct monkey

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For nearly 100 years, scientists haven’t been able to agree on the evolutionary origins of a strange, now-extinct monkey that ...
11-5-2018 download (6)

Why we should search for alien life within our own Solar System

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By examining interstellar asteroids and comets up close, argues Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb, we might be able to tell whether ...
10-28-2018 chocolate-lab

Chocolate labs plagued by consumer-driven ‘genetic bottleneck’

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New research shows that chocolate Labrador retrievers are more likely to experience health problems and die younger compared to their ...
We started eating chocolate 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, paper says

We started eating chocolate 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, paper says

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New archaeological evidence suggests humans were cultivating and consuming cacao—the crop from which chocolate is produced—as long as 5,300 years ...
10-23-2018 sheep_dog

Where did Europe’s original dogs go?

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The first farmers to arrive in Europe from the Middle East brought their dogs along with them, effectively wiping out ...
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Challenging earth’s oldest fossils: Critics say ‘there’s absolutely nothing biological about them’

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Two years ago, researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia shook the science world by claiming to have discovered ...
10-10-2018 neanderthals-effective-healthcare-compassion_1-770x437

Neanderthals’ healthcare skills helped them survive through Ice Age

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Neanderthals cared for their sick and wounded, and new research suggests this well-documented behavior was more than just a cultural ...
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Remembering last year like last week: Is a perfect memory a blessing or a curse?

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The ability to remember every moment of your life sounds like an amazing proposition, but for the very few people ...
9-25-2018 558-million-year-old-fat-molecule-reveals-worlds-earliest-animal

Mysterious fossil could be oldest known animal—if scientists can agree it is one

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An international team of researchers is claiming to have discovered traces of cholesterol on a fossil of Dickinsonia—a mysterious creature that ...
9-19-2018 gal-Noahs-Ark-004

Genetic Noah’s Ark intends to sequence DNA of 66,000 species

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An international consortium involving over 50 institutions has announced an ambitious project to assemble high-quality genome sequences of all 66,000 ...
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What do toddlers and chimpanzees have in common? They use the same unspoken language

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Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands, and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical ...
6-28-2018 strange planet

Search for alien life gets boost from new NASA project

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The ability to detect life on distant worlds still eludes us, but a new project coordinated by NASA now takes ...
6-26-2018 newedermisbr

Synthetic ‘skin’ could return pain sensations to users of prosthetic limbs

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Current prosthetic limbs aren’t yet capable of transmitting complex sensations like texture or pain to the user, but a recent ...
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Rethinking the search for alien life: Let’s look for their space junk

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SETI enthusiasts have devised all sorts of complicated ways for us to find signs of alien life, but a new ...
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17,000-year-old route to North America could redefine human migration history

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The first people to cross into North America from Eurasia did so by traveling through the Bering Strait, or so ...
5-1-2018 skulls

Neanderthals’ brains may have doomed them to extinction

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Using computers and MRI scans, researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of a Neanderthal brain to date, offering new ...
AI personhood? European Parliament under fire for proposing recognizing legal status of robots

AI personhood? European Parliament under fire for proposing recognizing legal status of robots

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Over 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law, and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the ...
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Discovery of ancient finger in Saudi Arabia suggests humans left Africa 20,000 years earlier than assumed

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It’s just a lone, boney middle finger, but the scientists who found it say it’s the oldest directly dated fossil ...
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Why humans and Neanderthals look so different

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Compared to modern humans, Neanderthals had heavy eyebrows, huge noses, and large, long faces that bulged forward. Using 3D computer ...
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Questioning the decision to resurrect smallpox relative in the lab

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In an effort to develop a safer vaccine substitute, Canadian researchers have resurrected a close relative—the extinct horsepox virus—from scratch ...

Harvard scientists use CRISPR to store data in living bacteria cells

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Using the CRISPR gene-editing ...

New primate ancestor calls ape evolution into question

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Meet Pliobates catalonia, an ...

Computer AI system solves genetics mystery that stumped scientists

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For years, biologists have sought to understand how the genes of planarians, a group of free-living flatworms, direct growth in ...

Scientists create genetically modified cells that fight HIV

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The treatment is considered radical, and the results were drawn from a small scale human trial, but for the first ...

What if natural products came with a list of ingredients?

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Processed foods are notorious for their jaw-droppingly long lists of chemical-laden ingredients, each one sounding worse than the last. But ...

Scientists Use a Mutated Virus to Build a Better Battery

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By unleashing a genetically modified virus onto microscopic electrode wires, researchers from MIT have shown that the performance of lithium-air ...