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UNESCO experts call for ban on genetic 'editing'

A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to ...

dateOct 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Sequencing DNA in the palm of your hand

Much like the miniature, goggle-wearing yellow organisms of the big screen that live to serve, a tiny new device called the MinION, developed by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, promises to help scientists sequence DNA in space. ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Tapping our microbiomes for new health treatments

Fecal transplants for treating gut diseases were the first reported therapies based on the idea that the human microbiome is inextricably linked to our health. Now, as researchers further flesh out this connection, dozens ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Other
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