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Directed evolution tool could force viruses to churn out new drugs ‘in a matter of days’

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Evolution is one of nature's most impressive forces, allowing organisms to adapt to changing environments to survive. By harnessing and ...
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Video: Robot dinosaurs show us how flight evolved

New Atlas | 
Modern birds are believed to have evolved from certain types of dinosaurs, and the transitional species Archaeopteryx sits neatly in ...

Peering back in time: Engineered synthetic organisms could help answer key evolutionary questions

New Atlas | 
Evolution is the accepted explanation for life's diversity today, but there are still some holes in the process that we ...
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Implanted artificial mole could be early warning system for prostate, lung, colon, breast cancer

New Atlas | 
[R]esearchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel early warning system for four common types of cancer. An implant keeps ...
CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

New Atlas | 
Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions ...
Clinical Research

‘Supercharged’ T-cells show promise against Hodgkin’s lymphoma

New Atlas | 
Cancer has been winning the arms race against the immune system for too long, but scientists are developing plenty of ...

Muscular dystrophy in dogs reversed with gene therapy–are children next?

New Atlas | 
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common and, sadly, the most severe form of the debilitating genetic disorder. Now ...
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Better beer? Sequenced barley genome could help breeders improve taste, other staple crops

New Atlas | 
Showing up in your cereal in the morning, your sandwich at lunch, and your beers or single malt Scotch whiskey ...
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