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A New Anti-Aging Therapy Is Starting Its First Human Trial
A New Anti-Aging Therapy Is Starting Its First Human Trial
aweGene | 27 March
Recent research on longevity is making the idea of an elixir of life sound increasingly plausible. But a startup that’s started selling a $1 million anti-
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Two-thirds of People Experiencing a Mental Health Challenge go Unsupported
Two-thirds of People Experiencing a Mental Health Challenge go Unsupported
aweGene | 27 March
Where to draw the line between policing and protecting is an age-old ethical dilemma, and one that’s felt keenly when it comes to mental health.A range of
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Where Will Evolution Take Us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
Where Will Evolution Take Us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
aweGene | 26 March
The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help
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The Prickly Debate on Germline Gene Therapy, and Moving It Forward
The Prickly Debate on Germline Gene Therapy, and Moving It Forward
aweGene | 25 March
In 2016, a healthy baby boy came screaming into the world in a Mexican clinic. Harboring DNA from three parents, the baby had had his genes
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How to Battle an Epidemic? Digitize Its DNA and Share It With the World
How to Battle an Epidemic? Digitize Its DNA and Share It With the World
aweGene | 24 March
A nightmarish scene was burnt into my memory nearly two decades ago: Changainjie, Beijing’s normally chaotic “fifth avenue,” desolate without a sign of life.
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Organic Farming with Gene Editing: An Oxymoron or a Tool for Sustainable Agriculture?
Organic Farming with Gene Editing: An Oxymoron or a Tool for Sustainable Agriculture?
aweGene | 24 March
A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential of genetic engineering. Her
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Here’s what We Know about CRISPR Safety - and Reports of ‘Genome Vandalism’
Here’s what We Know about CRISPR Safety - and Reports of ‘Genome Vandalism’
aweGene | 23 March
A movie just recently released called “Rampage” features an evil corporation using a genetic engineering technology called CRISPR, to transform a gorilla,
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New Research Says Internet Use is Destroying Your Memory
New Research Says Internet Use is Destroying Your Memory
aweGene | 22 March
Goldfish memoryWe’ve all heard the old warning: staring at a screen all day will rot your brain. Though it’s not quite so dramatic, there may be some truth in
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Companies and Governments are Paying People to Get Healthy, and it Works
Companies and Governments are Paying People to Get Healthy, and it Works
aweGene | 21 March
In many ways, we have never been less healthy. Nearly 100 million adults in the United States are obese. At any given time, almost 13 million adults
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We are Witnessing a Revolution in Genomics - and it's Only Just Begun
We are Witnessing a Revolution in Genomics - and it's Only Just Begun
aweGene | 20 March
Have you had your genome sequenced? If you asked this question five years ago, people would have thought you were crazy. Today, genome sequencing is already
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More CRISPR Gene-edited Human Babies Could Be On the Way
More CRISPR Gene-edited Human Babies Could Be On the Way
aweGene | 20 March
A Russian molecular biologist plans to edit human embryos using the incredibly powerful gene-editing tool known as CRISPR in a similar fashion to
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How Long Can Humans Live?
How Long Can Humans Live?
aweGene | 19 March
Humans are living longer around the world. While there have been obvious ups and downs, life expectancy at birth overall has been steadily increasing
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Scientists Used CRISPR to Turn a Cell Into a Biological Computer
Scientists Used CRISPR to Turn a Cell Into a Biological Computer
aweGene | 19 March
Splinter CellScientists say they’ve gene-hacked a human cell, using CRISPR tech to turn it into a tiny biological computer complete with the cellular
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The Hunt for a CRISPR Antidote
The Hunt for a CRISPR Antidote
aweGene | 19 March
When scientists behind the Manhattan Project heard of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, their earlier exuberance gradually turned into morose regret.
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To Turbocharge Anti-Aging Treatment, Just Add… a Protein Found in Fruit Flies?
To Turbocharge Anti-Aging Treatment, Just Add… a Protein Found in Fruit Flies?
aweGene | 17 March
The hunt for the elixir of life is such a universal mythological trope that to talk about it in the context of science seems almost ridiculous. But
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Scientists have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life
Scientists have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life
aweGene | 17 March
Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and
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How Genome Sequencing and Senolytics Can Help Us Live Healthier, Longer
How Genome Sequencing and Senolytics Can Help Us Live Healthier, Longer
aweGene | 17 March
The causes of aging are extremely complex and unclear. With the dramatic demonetization of genome reading and editing over the past decade, and Big Pharma
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Coronavirus: Seven Ways Collective Intelligence Is Tackling the Pandemic
Coronavirus: Seven Ways Collective Intelligence Is Tackling the Pandemic
aweGene | 16 March
Tackling the emergence of a new global pandemic is a complex task. But collective intelligence is now being used around the world by communities and
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