Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare

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Researchers rushing to apply powerful sequencing techniques to ancient-human remains must think harder about safeguarding, urge Keolu Fox and John Hawks

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The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous, writes Mildred Z Solomon

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On 10 June 2017, a sunny and hot Saturday in Shenzhen, China, two couples came to the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) to discuss whether they would participate in a medical experiment that no researcher had ever dared to conduct

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The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions

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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 are our apex predator, the deadliest hunters of human beings on the planet

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In 1698, five ships set sail from Scotland, carrying a cargo of fine trade goods, including wigs, woollen socks and blankets, mother-of-pearl combs, Bibles, and twenty-five thousand pairs of leather shoes

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