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Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study of nearly 80,000 people, published in Nature Genetics, has managed to identify ...

dateMay 23, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Taking a closer look at genetic switches in cancer

Many things go wrong in cells during the development of cancer. At the heart of the chaos are often genetic switches that control the production of new cells. In a particularly aggressive form of leukemia, called acute myeloid ...

dateMay 22, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Toward lab-grown designer babies

It gives new meaning to the vulgarity "a piece of tail." The latest way of divorcing baby-making from the old-fashioned method not only involves no sexual relations, it doesn't even involve eggs and sperm. At least at first.

dateMay 22, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Video: How GMOs are, or are not, regulated

Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they're safe, GMOs still face fierce opposition from critics. But what about ...

dateMay 18, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Can CRISPR feed the world?

As the world's population rises, scientists want to edit the genes of potatoes and wheat to help them fight plant diseases that cause famine.

dateMay 18, 2017 in Biotechnology
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