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Predicting epidemics and viral outbreaks faces roadblocks, budget constraints

Undark | 
The bat-whisperer is Dr. Prime Mulembakani, and along with a couple of colleagues from the [Democratic Republic of the Congo]’s ...

Could life on Earth have started without the ‘fundamental’ periodic elements?

Discover | 
Biologists have traditionally assumed that [carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous, and sulfur] were prerequisites, as each one is found in ...

Vanillin: Forerunner of synthetic biology flavors

Wired | 
Both the natural and chemical methods to make vanilla are costly and environmentally burdensome, but a new approach using the ...
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How biotech is revolutionizing personalized medicine

Wired | 
Over the last several decades, DNA – the genetic material of life as we know it – has completed a remarkable ...
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Predicting behavior based on our genes just got more complicated

Wired | 
How can we predict organisms behavior and physiology from their genomes? The language of DNA was always thought to be ...

Building a future with synthetic biology

Wired | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The potential magnitude of human intervention is greater today than ever before. Before the ...
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