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As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts.

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna. Three years ago, she helped make one of the most monumental discoveries in biology.

Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances

Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances

A march in Washington of women demanding legalization of abortion in 1971. With President Trump about to nominate a second justice to the Supreme Court, legal experts are debating what a more conservative court would mean for abortion rights.

Women’s Views on Women Who Are Ovulating

Women’s Views on Women Who Are Ovulating

Participants in a study of the effects of ovulation were shown these two photos and asked which woman would be more likely to entice a dating partner.

A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing

A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing

Embryonic stem cells surrounded by feeder cells. When a team of scientists tried using Crispr to turn stem cells into neurons, they found that many of them died unless a cancer-fighting gene also was deactivated.

Visitors From the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

Visitors From the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

A transparent hatchetfish, retrieved by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which is seeking to understand better the creatures that occupy the sea from 600 to 3,300 feet deep.

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Juul is under federal investigation for marketing its discreet, flash-drive-resembling e-cigarette product to youth.

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe

The marbled crayfish is a mutant species that clones itself, scientists report. The population is exploding in Europe, but the species appears to have originated only about 25 years ago.

Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

A mid-Cretaceous beetle had a cavity filled with hair at the base of its mandibles for collecting pollen from plants known as cycads.

Humans Are Spreading Deadly Bee Virus, Study Says

Humans Are Spreading Deadly Bee Virus, Study Says

A honeybee with pollen on its legs.

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Naomi Oreskes in her office at Harvard University's Science Center. She has been praised by climatologists for communicating climate science to the public.

Finalists in NASA’s Spacecraft Sweepstakes: A Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser

Finalists in NASA’s Spacecraft Sweepstakes: A Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser

Dragonfly, a proposed dual-quadcopter lander that would explore Saturn’s moon, Titan, was one of two finalists in NASA’s New Frontiers competition.

A Hard Climate for Penguins and Butterflies

A Hard Climate for Penguins and Butterflies

These three Magellanic penguin chicks died of hypothermia after a rainstorm.

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

This robot, created by researchers in Singapore, took 20 minutes 19 seconds to make and execute a plan to assemble an Ikea chair.


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