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Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Directly Into Brain Cells

Scientists converted skin cells into brain cells by exposing the skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules. /READ MORE// Brain Surgery Performed by...

In a Parallel Universe, Our Bodies Can Generate Their Own Sunscreen

As you are soaking up the remainder of the Sun’s warmth this year, here is something to think about: if it wasn’t for a kink...

Scientist Who Gene Edited Babies Is Being Held By Mysterious Guards

After Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the scientific community by announcing last month that he had edited the genes of human babies, he mysteriously vanished. /READ MORE// Scientists Used CRISPR to Domesticate...

Scientists Used CRISPR to Domesticate This Delicate Fruit

Years ago, the idea of genetic splicing was a fictional pipe dream that invoked images of bat winged-lions or bears with laser eyes. That’s not on...

Synthetic Biological Weapons May Be Coming. Here’s How To Fight Them.

Just about anyone can be a biohacker now. Gene editing technology is cheaper and simpler than ever, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is...

The Grey Hair Conundrum

Researchers analyzed DNA of over 6,300 civilians across five Latin American countries to identify the gene that affects the likelihood of producing grey hair....

We’ve Figured Out How to Program Living Cells

Researchers at MIT have developed an easy-to-use “biological programming language” that allows genetic engineers (or just about anyone) to design biological circuits and “hack”...

It’s Time to Declare War on Mosquitoes

Zika is now a global emergency, and the latest in a long string of mosquito-borne viruses to afflict humanity. Mosquitoes truly suck, and the time...

Obama Signs Biotech Protection Bill

US President Barack Obama has a signed a bill into law that gives the go-ahead to plant, grow and sell GMO crops. The bill...

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