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Science creates flatworms with the heads and brains of other flatworms

Without altering its genomic sequence, biologists have created hybrid flatworms with heads and bodies from two different species.

By November 24, 2015


Genetically engineered tomato competes with 50 bottles of red wine

Don't expect them in salad yet, but research shows introducing certain genes can turn tomatoes into supercharged nutrient bags.

By November 3, 2015


23andMe gets FDA nod to provide genetic information again

The US Food and Drug Administration had previously halted the company's test, which can show the potential risk of hereditary diseases.

By October 21, 2015


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


'SadLab': Get a look at how Pixar makes you sob uncontrollably

Parody video goes behind the scenes at a fictional Pixar department that works tirelessly to find new ways to make movies that turn on the waterworks.

By September 16, 2015


Natural selection: Mama robot builds self-evolving baby-bots

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have built a robot that can build other robots, test them, and improve on the results.

By August 18, 2015


$1000 genome sequencing ushers in a new era of scientific research

Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.

By January 16, 2014


Music and technology: The triumph of the human ear

Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.

By July 15, 2015


Pandora, Apple Music, Slacker and TuneIn: Which online radio app is right for you?

Internet radio services deliver endless music suited to your tastes, or can connect you with live radio broadcasts all over the world. This guide covers the top services to help you pick the best choice for your listening habits.

By June 18, 2015