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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

Gizmodo | 
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

Gizmodo | 
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

Gizmodo | 
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

i09 | 
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

io9 | 
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?

io9 | 
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 ...

Bioengineered patch regrows damaged bones inside the body

io9 | 
Researchers from the University of Iowa have developed a remarkable new procedure for regenerating missing or damaged bone. It's called ...

Genetic analysis shows “Yeti” is actually a polar bear hybrid

io9 | 
Aw, shucks. Science goin’ off and ruining everything again for cryptozoologists. The latest blow comes from a UK geneticist who ...

How artificial chromosomes could transform humanity

io9 | 
Normally, an extra pair of chromosomes would be considered dangerous. But what if we could design our own? According to ...

The idea of open-sourcing GE attracts more interest

io9 | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Frederick Kaufman has penned a provocative article for Slate's Future Tense column in which ...
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Far-fetched ethical questions that are about to get real

io9 | 
Science fiction's favorite moral quandaries are suddenly pressing concerns ...

10 unusual genetic mutations in humans

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The following is an excerpt. No two people are alike, due to the subtly different ways our genomes are expressed ...

Is China selectively breeding a new generation of genius babies?

io9 | 
The following is an excerpt. There's a provocative and somewhat disturbing article  over at Vice about China's recent foray into genetics and the country's ...

Debunking the “humans are getting dumber” study

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A new study published in Trends in Geneticsis suggesting that humans are slowly but surely losing their intellectual and emotional ...

Researchers create an animal entirely from stem cells

io9 | 
Biotechnology is getting into some pretty interesting territory these days. The latest breakthrough comes from Kyoto University where research scientists ...
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