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Should animals have legal rights currently reserved for humans?

Mosaic Science | 
Tommy the chimpanzee got his day in court on October 8, 2014. He was unable to attend the hearing in ...

CRISPR editing might stop HIV

New Scientist | 
Take a hot new method that's opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem ...

Humans speed natural species extinction by 1,000 years

New Scientist | 
First the bad news. Humans are driving species to extinction at around 1000 times the natural rate, at the top ...
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Genetic mug shots created from DNA samples

New Scientist | 
Using a new technique, researchers can build photorealistic 3d images of people, virtual mugshots, based on just their DNA ...

Sequencing genes IDs rare illnesses and may, eventually, help with other health issues

New Scientist | 
Born prematurely, Lillian Yuska struggled to feed, and she suffered from chronic gastrointestinal problems and repeated infections. After years of ...

Your genomic future: Personalised medicine is here

New Scientist | 
FOR the Yuska family, the future of medicine is here. Thanks to genome sequencing, parents Danielle and Erik have a ...
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Genomics X Prize canceled: “Outpaced by innovation”

New Scientist | 
Improvements in genome sequencing speed and cost led organizers to cancel the Genomics X Prize. But will the goal of ...
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Artwork highlights legal debate over ‘abandoned’ DNA

New Scientist | 
A provocative art project creates "facial reconstruction" sculptures based on DNA found on trash. Is it legal? ...
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Claim of first human stem cell trial unravels

New Scientist | 
Claims by a Japanese scientist to have run a clinical trial in which reprogrammed cardiac muscle cells grown from induced ...
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Ruling frees FDA to crack down on stem cell clinics

New Scientist | 
It's official: stem cells are drugs. At least, that's the opinion of the US district court in Washington DC, which ...
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