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Gene editing opens doors to seedless fruit with no need for bees
Don’t like the seeds in tomatoes? You might be pleased to know that seedless ones have been created by gene editing.
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Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
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Will swallowing microbes replace the colonoscopy?

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Will swallowing microbes replace the colonoscopy?
Engineered gut bacteria are capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice, say researchers.
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CRISPR and the ‘dark’ places of the genome

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CRISPR and the ‘dark’ places of the genome
Duke University researchers have come up with a way that use CRISPR/Cas 9 technology to quickly screen the non-coding portion of the human genome to better understand and eventually better treat various diseases
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Sperm Loaded with Drugs Could Target Gynecological Cancers
Fitting sperm cells with a steering mechanism offers a new way to target treatments.
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Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry

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Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry
Growing designer babies and bringing back the woolly mammoth. Such thoughts that were once considered fiction are now a looming reality for scientists who are steps away from building artificial life.
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Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly
Crazy levels of RNA tinkering could explain how cephalopods got so smart
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Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever

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Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever
Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?
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Mutations may reveal how Tibetans can live on world’s highest plateau
Now, scientists working with the largest-ever sample of Tibetan genomes have discovered seven new ways in which Tibetan genes have been tweaked to cope with high altitude, resulting in higher body mass index (BMI) and a boost in the body’s production of the vitamin folate.
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Doctors who created ‘three-parent’ baby lucky to succeed says UK expert
DOCTORS who created the world's first "three-parent" baby in Mexico were "sailing very close to the wind" and lucky to succeed, a leading British expert has said.
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