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China, Japan, Cern: Who Will Host the Next Lhc?
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China, Japan, Cern: Who Will Host the Next Lhc?

It was a triumph for particle physics—and many were keen for a piece of the action.

Replications, Ridicule and a Recluse: The Controversy Over Ngago Gene-Editing Intensifies
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Replications, Ridicule and a Recluse: The Controversy Over Ngago Gene-Editing Intensifies

A controversy is escalating over whether a gene-editing technique proposed as an alternative to the popular CRISPR–Cas9 system actually works.

'kudos' Promises to Help Scientists Promote Their Papers to New Audiences
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'kudos' Promises to Help Scientists Promote Their Papers to New Audiences

Few people have heard of Michele Tobias's research field—and even fewer study it.

The ­nsung Heroes of Crispr
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The ­nsung Heroes of Crispr

When Blake Wiedenheft started studying microbes, his work was both remote and obscure.

How China Is Rewriting the Book on Human Origins
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How China Is Rewriting the Book on Human Origins

On the outskirts of Beijing, a small limestone mountain named Dragon Bone Hill rises above the surrounding sprawl.

First Crispr Clinical Trial Gets Green Light from ­S Panel
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First Crispr Clinical Trial Gets Green Light from ­S Panel

CRISPR, the genome-editing technology that has taken biomedical science by storm, is finally nearing human trials.

Promising Gene Therapies Pose Million-Dollar Conundrum
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Promising Gene Therapies Pose Million-Dollar Conundrum

Drugs that act by modifying a patient’s genes are close to approval in the United States, and one is already available in Europe. The developments mark a triumph...

The Man Who Can Map the Chemicals All Over Your Body
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The Man Who Can Map the Chemicals All Over Your Body

Apart from the treadmill desk, Pieter Dorrestein's office at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is unremarkable: there is a circular table with chairs...

Plan to Synthesize Human Genome Elicits Mixed Response
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Plan to Synthesize Human Genome Elicits Mixed Response

Proposals for a large public-private initiative to synthesize an entire human genome from scratch—an effort that could take a decade and require billions of dollars...

Digital Forensics: From the Crime Lab to the Library
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Digital Forensics: From the Crime Lab to the Library

When archivists at California's Stanford University received the collected papers of the late palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould in 2004, they knew right away they...

1,500 Scientists Lift the Lid on Reproducibility
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1,500 Scientists Lift the Lid on Reproducibility

More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments...

Gene Variants Linked to Success at School Prove Divisive
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Gene Variants Linked to Success at School Prove Divisive

The largest-ever genetics study in the social sciences has turned up dozens of DNA markers that are linked to the number of years of formal education an individual...

­S and China Eye ­p European Gravitational-Wave Mission
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­S and China Eye ­p European Gravitational-Wave Mission

In the wake of the historic detection of gravitational waves by a terrestrial US experiment, a space-borne European effort is drawing interest from a range of parties...

Uk Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles
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Uk Graphene Inquiry Reveals Commercial Struggles

The £61-million (US$89-million) National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, UK, has been open for little more than a year. But a parliamentary...

AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern
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AI Talent Grab Sparks Excitement and Concern

When Andrew Ng joined Google from Stanford University in 2011, he was among a trickle of artificial-intelligence (AI) experts in academia taking up roles in industry...

The Quiet Revolutionary: How the Co-Discovery of CRISPR Explosively Changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Life
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The Quiet Revolutionary: How the Co-Discovery of CRISPR Explosively Changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s Life

Emmanuelle Charpentier's office is bare, save for her computer.

Controversial Dark-Matter Claim Faces ­ltimate Test
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Controversial Dark-Matter Claim Faces ­ltimate Test

It is the elephant in the room for dark-matter research: a claimed detection that is hard to believe, impossible to confirm and surprisingly difficult to explain...

Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools
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Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools

Europe's major brain-research project has unveiled a set of prototype computing tools and called on the global neuroscience community to start using them.

'minimal' Cell Raises Stakes in Race to Harness Synthetic Life
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'minimal' Cell Raises Stakes in Race to Harness Synthetic Life

Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter has created a synthetic cell that contains the smallest genome of any known, independent organism.

On the Hunt For a Mystery Planet
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On the Hunt For a Mystery Planet

Astronomer Scott Sheppard runs through his checklist as he settles in for a long night of skygazing at the Subaru telescope atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
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