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Hybrid Mammoth Embryo Coming Soon?

By | February 21, 2017

Harvard geneticist George Church says that he will likely be able to create a hybrid wooly mammoth-elephant embryo in the near future.

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Speaking of Science Policy

By | February 21, 2017

Notable quotes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting

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Week in Review: February 13–17

By | February 17, 2017

CRISPR patent decision; DNA database errors; science marches around the globe; more

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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.

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An analysis of 130 studies reveals that the threat of global warming to wildlife has been underreported. 

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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By | February 16, 2017

Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.

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Ancient Marine Reptile Birthed Live Young

By | February 15, 2017

Researchers have described a pregnant Dinochephalosaurus, and the fossilized remains suggest that the massive animal did not lay eggs, as previously suspected.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in San Francisco

By | February 15, 2017

A conversation with startup founder and chemist Amado Guloy

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An international committee says scientists should be allowed to modify human embryos as long as strict oversight criteria are met. 

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MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

By | February 14, 2017

The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.

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