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Technologies

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SAN FRANCISCO — Outside, the August sun wasn’t yet visible through the thick folds of fog blanketing the San Francisco...

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In July 2019, medical staff in Nashville dosed the first U.S. patient in the exa-cel therapy trial, sponsored by Vertex...

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A tiny device built by scientists at MIT and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology could be used to...

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Would you select an embryo according to its chances of higher intelligence? And is that even possible? Sienna Rodgers explores...

Policies

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Nicole Junior and Chanel Glover were ready to be mothers, so the same month as their wedding, they began pursuing...

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Tens of thousands of bogus research papers are being published in journals in an international scandal that is worsening every...

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"BGI Group HQ" by Scotted400 is licensed under CC by SA 4.0 

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in...

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In 2017, detectives working a cold case at the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department got an idea, one...

Society

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With the business in a tailspin, 23andMe’s CEO assures investors there’s still plenty of money it can make on your...

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Modern transhumanists can be remarkably absurd. Case in point: the Enhanced Games. Peter Thiel...

DNA

How Life Works: A User’s Guide to the New Biology Philip Ball Pan Macmillan (2024)

For too long, scientists...

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After a months-long fight with Texas Medicaid over coverage of a gene therapy, Afghan refugees now have a chance to...

Perspectives

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In 2018, Dr He Jiankui announced he created the world's first genome-edited babies (BioNews 977), which sparked a call...

The 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son was called the “crime of the century” at the time...

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An 11-year-old deaf boy is now able to hear in one ear after undergoing a gene therapy treatment at Children’s...