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Viewpoint: Trump’s fetal-tissue research ban ‘ignores and defies the facts’

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The Trump administration is halting fetal tissue research by government scientists and placing new restrictions on how the National Institutes ...
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Terminally ill California man is first to undergo cryonic preservation after assisted death

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A terminally ill patient who opted for assisted death has undergone cryonic preservation at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. This ...
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Some ‘quite effective’ US Civil War ‘folk’ medicines could lead to modern treatments

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With conventional medicines in short supply during the Civil War, the Confederacy turned to plant-based alternatives in desperation. New research ...
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Have we finally identified humanity’s direct ancestor? Controversial claim challenged

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Humans evolved from a group of ape-like hominins known as Australopithecine, but scientists aren’t [sure] which species is our direct ...
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Space station experiment testing ‘nano antioxidants’ that could fight age-related diseases

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An upcoming experiment aboard the International Space Station will test the effects of microgravity on living cells mixed with tiny ...
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Stanford investigation clears faculty members that knew about CRISPR baby scandal

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A Stanford investigation has cleared three prominent faculty members of helping with a controversial gene-editing experiment led by disgraced Chinese ...
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Genetic tests by Inova draw warning letter from FDA, citing potential for ‘serious health consequences’

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A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

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Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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Birth of lambs from 50-year-old frozen sperm ‘bodes well’ for human fertility

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Semen frozen back in 1968 has been used to impregnate dozens of Merino ewes, resulting in healthy lambs. The Australian ...
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Infrared vision? We’ve now given it to mice and humans could be next

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[Researchers Tian Xue and Gang Han] modified the vision of mice such that they were able to see near-infrared light ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Craig Mello knew about the CRISPR babies. Why his silence was ‘not acceptable’

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The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited ...
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Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies committed crimes, will be punished, China says

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The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese ...
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10,000-year-old remains suggest dogs reached North America earlier than previously thought

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The skeletal remains of three ancient dogs found buried in Illinois now represent the earliest evidence for the presence of ...
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Chinese scientists aren’t keeping tabs on experimental gene therapy patients, report says

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Gene therapies are very much at their preliminary stages of development, so it would make sense to keep tabs on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...