CRISPR’d human embryos doesn’t mean designer babies are around the corner

Earlier this week scientists stunned us with the announcement they’d genetically altered the first human embryos in the U.S. using CRISPR technology — but don’t...

The CRISPR patent battle is back on as UC Berkeley files an appeal

The University of California Berkeley has filed an appeal in a heated CRISPR patent interference case that ruled in the Broad Institute of MIT and...

EverlyWell rolls out three new DNA-based products for food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk

There’s a lot going on in commercial DNA testing these days beyond what eye color you have or where your mitochondria comes from, and at-home...

Google’s life sciences unit is releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Fresno

Verily, the life science’s arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitos upon Fresno, California...

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real...

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary....

Gastric bypass surgery in a pill startup Allurion gets $27 million as it pursues...

Allurion, a Boston-based startup offering a non-invasive gastric balloon by swallowing a pill, has gained $27 million in Series C funding from previous investor Romulus...

MIT researchers used a $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan a giant T. rex...

MIT’s Camera Culture group has been able to successfully capture a high-resolution 3D scan of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull using about $150 worth of equipment...

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of...

Watch a tiny virus take a constitutional under a laser-powered 3D microscope

If you’re anything like me, you spend a significant portion of the day wondering about the paths viruses take when they’re cruising around your internals....

No, Peter Thiel is not harvesting the blood of the young

Peter Thiel has some wild ideas, but transfusing teen blood into his own...

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