Derek Byerlee and our Jessica Fanzo post about a history of shifting global priorities in the fight against hunger

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China now has at least four groups of CRISPR researchers doing gene editing with large colonies of monkeys

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They float in ordinary lab dishes, no more eye-catching than a plain beige lentil, and often so delicate they shrivel up and die if temperatures or food or the very air around them deviates from Goldilocks perfection. No wonder scientists coddle such “organoids”

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Anonymized data sets are growing and it is becoming easier to identify individuals. Research-consent procedures must be updated to protect people from being targeted

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The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and Social Security numbers — and allowed them to swab her cheek to collect her DNA

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The research is important because it could help show whether a wearable brain-control device is feasible and because it is an early example of a giant tech company being involved in getting hold of data directly from people’s minds

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Autonomous weapons, capable of acting without human oversight, are closer than we think, Dr. Walsh believes, and must be banned

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A new software algorithm decides which patients are most likely to become infected with the virus. But this is not like other risk calculators, some experts say

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