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The 5-minute COVID-19 test is here

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Researchers have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to come up with a test that detects the pandemic coronavirus in just 5 ...
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‘Turning electrons into chemicals’: Scientists seek alternatives to oil-based manufacturing processes

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Black, gooey, greasy oil is the starting material for more than just transportation fuel. It's also the source of dozens ...
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‘Huge step’ for synthetic biology: CRISPR upgrade allows editing of larger genome fragments ‘with ease’

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Imagine a word processor that allowed you to change letters or words but balked when you tried to cut or ...

Can this pill protect us against ‘wide range’ of flu viruses?

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The flu season is at its height in the Northern Hemisphere, but—as many are discovering—seasonal flu vaccines don’t always provide ...
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Was life on Earth sparked by ‘moon-sized’ impact 4.4 billion years ago?

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A cataclysm may have jump-started life on Earth. A new scenario suggests that some 4.47 billion years ago—a mere 60 ...
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Recreating the chemical soup that may have sparked life on earth

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In the molecular dance that gave birth to life on Earth, RNA appears to be a central player. But the ...

Video: Micro-bubbles and stem cell gene therapy heal bone fractures in pigs

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It takes more than a cast and a little time to heal many broken bones....Now, researchers have combined ultrasound, stem ...
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Fertilizer-making GE microbes could boost crop yields, fight malnutrition in developing world

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Industrial fertilizers help feed billions of people every year, but they remain beyond the reach of many of the world’s ...

Nature’s hard drive: All of the world’s data could be stored in DNA–in one room

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Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history ...
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Recreating nature: Building medicines and materials from ‘unnatural proteins’

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Over the last several years, with a big assist from the genomics and computer revolutions, David Baker, head of the Institute ...

Synthetic biology device called first of its kind

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For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all ...
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