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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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Programming human cells to follow sets of logical instructions
A team of researchers at Boston University has developed a new way to engineer mammalian cells that allows for programming them to behave in desired ways.
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Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
UCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.
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