Scientists at University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically engineered pigs to be resistant to the virus that causes Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome. A disaster once dubbed the “mystery swine disease”.

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Study first to show gene-editing tool Crispr can replace faulty genes within adult cells – and in future could be applied to range of devastating genetic diseases

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Jennifer Booton: I tried biohacking: the use of tech implants to augment biology

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It remains to be seen if the trial will move forward

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A big piece that made the front page of the New York Times over the weekend takes aim at two of the most prominent arguments in favor of genetically modified crops: They increase yields (meaning we can get a lot more food from less land) and reduce pesticide use (meaning we’re poisoning that land and ourselves a lot less)

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Mosaic’s Frieda Klotz visited the ‘world’s first cyborg fair’ with one question: are cyborgs a real thing, or are these people just kidding themselves?

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The mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world, carrying diseases that kill one million people a year. Now the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, has been linked with thousands of babies born with brain defects in South America. Should the insects be wiped out?

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Gut Microbes

January 8, 2016

The latest experiment in enhancing athletic performance. “If we can determine what the ideal composition of microorganisms within the intestinal tract is for [the] Japanese based on their diet, it could help improve the performance of athletes”

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