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05.13.16
Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes
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Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes

At stake: the potential to eventually create a human life without the need for parents.

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07.12.15
Scientists turn to crowdfunding to safeguard black rhino DNA
07.12.15

Scientists turn to crowdfunding to safeguard black rhino DNA

Crowdfunding isn't just useful for getting clever inventions off the ground... it could also save...

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07.02.15
DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way
07.02.15

DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way

In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of...

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05.24.15
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
05.24.15

Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DN...

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05.20.15
Epic Games challenges VR devs to make sense of big data
05.20.15

Epic Games challenges VR devs to make sense of big data

We've seen a handful of neat ways to visualize big data and make it useful, and the folks behind U...

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05.05.15
NIH bans funding for genetic engineering of human embryos
05.05.15

NIH bans funding for genetic engineering of human embryos

Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China made headlines late last month upon an...

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12.23.14
The UK will decode the genes of 100,000 people to help fight cancer
12.23.14

The UK will decode the genes of 100,000 people to help fight cancer

The UK is about to launch one of the more ambitious attempts at using genetic research to fight ca...

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