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Bad at planning? You might be out of touch with your future self

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Lately, scientists have come ...

After a decade and a half, stem cells remain a controversial topic

Vox | 
A couple of things helped lessen the [stem cell] controversy. By the late 2000s, researchers discovered other ways to create cells ...

New horizons and future directions for epigenetics

Vox | 
Ever since the age of Darwin — and especially since the discovery of DNA — scientists have thought of biological inheritance ...

Welcome to the strange new world of synthetic biology

Vox | 
Over the past decade, the ease of sequencing and creating DNA has improved so much that the possibilities of genetic ...

Putting the ‘sex’ in sex chromosomes overshadows their holisitic importance

Vox | 
Sarah Richardson is a historian and philosopher of science who focuses on the intersections between race and sex and the ...

Why not destroy all small pox samples? Threat of synthetic recreation one reason

Vox | 
When the world eradicated smallpox in 1980, it was the first — and still only — time that people have ...

Why make bird flu more virulent? An explainer

Vox | 
A few years ago, a researcher took the deadly bird flu, turned it into a highly contagious deadly bird flu, ...
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