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Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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Apple supplier Foxconn to hire 15,000 more workers

The Taiwan-based company wants to bring in more engineers and other professionals. The move isn't to help Apple but rather to help itself.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Apple Chairman Levinson: I still 'miss Steve'

In a brief interview with Fortune, Arthur Levinson said that it's "weird" to be running Apple's board since Steve Jobs' death.

By Feb. 20, 2013

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Google wants to cure ageing

Google has announced the launch of Calico, a new initiative that is focused on tackling the health problems caused by ageing.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

With the goal of being able to better study neurological diseases, researchers create a lab-grown brain with stem cells.

By Aug. 28, 2013

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Scientist controls colleague's hand in first human brain-to-brain interface

University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao sends a brain signal to Andrea Stocco via the Internet, causing Stocco's right hand to move on a keyboard.

By Aug. 27, 2013

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Tadpole sees with an eye transplanted in its bum

Scientists have been able to successfully create a new eye on a tadpole, through which it appears to be able to see in spite of the absence of an optic nerve.

By Mar. 3, 2013

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Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups.

By May. 17, 2012

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How BentProp and undersea robots found long-lost WWII bombers

Hundreds of families of Americans missing in action in Palau since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers.

By Apr. 20, 2014

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MIT figures out how to power tiny devices with... the ear

The ear's cochlea houses a natural battery containing ions that create a tiny electrical voltage. Researchers are developing chips with such low-power demand that this voltage just might be enough to power them.

By Nov. 7, 2012