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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014

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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 April 22, 2014

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A real-life medical tricorder: XPrize wants to make it so

From CNET Magazine: An XPrize competition aims to turn a 50-year-old science fiction concept into a powerful medical device that's accessible to all.

By July 8, 2015

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Climate change turns male lizards into females

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.

By July 6, 2015

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Men are the weaker sex, scientists claim

Technically Incorrect: Hate to tell you, boys, but you get a bum deal from your mum when it comes to some of your DNA, and that can make you more susceptible than your sisters to fatal diseases.

By June 16, 2015

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Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015

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For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.

By June 3, 2015

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Early bird or night owl? It could be in your genes

Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!

By May 15, 2015

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Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015

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11 kinds of chameleon found masquerading as a single species

Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.

By May 26, 2015