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Synthetic Biology

By , , and | October 1, 2011

Learn about the field’s first genetic circuits and read forecasts by George M. Church and J. Craig Venter of a future where man-made organisms pump out novel fuels, drugs, and therapies.

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Paper Tests Get Cheap

By | September 28, 2011

Diagnostic test strips that cost just pennies can test for liver damage, mold, and milk spoilage in the developing world.

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UK Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

By | September 22, 2011

The US company investigating the use of human embryonic stem cells to treat a type of macular dystrophy expands its clinical trials to the UK.

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Again: No XMRV-Chronic Fatigue Link

By | September 22, 2011

Researchers publish yet another study against the link between a murine leukemia virus and chronic fatigue syndrome, and partially retract the original results.

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Anti-aging Pathway Questioned

By | September 21, 2011

A new study raises further doubts about the ability of proteins called sirtuins to slow aging, but the controversy remains unsettled.

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Austrian Doctor Reinstated

By | September 21, 2011

A doctor who falsified legal documents and failed to get approval for a clinical trial has been reinstated by an Austrian commission.

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Charting Drug-Resistant Bugs

By | September 21, 2011

An interactive online map can help researchers track the spread of antibiotic resistant microbes.

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

By | September 20, 2011

MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

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Lighting Up Ovarian Cancer

By | September 20, 2011

A new technique that makes ovarian cancer cells glow white allow surgeons to better visualize the tumors they aim to remove.

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Mammoth Blood in the ER?

By | September 19, 2011

A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.

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