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CRISPR Opens Pandora's Box

A quick-and-easy gene editing procedure has leading scientists worried.

Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones

In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.

The Cures Are Inside You

Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

Your Cells Work for You

At a cellular level, the human body has a dizzying array of workers. Here are a few recent examples discovered.

Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!

Called revolutionary and "too good to be true," a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious.

Ethical Stem Cells Can Be Used Unethically

Induced pluripotent stem cells allow researchers to ethically create any cell type from an adult cell, raising hopes for regenerative medicine. Eyebrows started to raise recently, though, when labs grew brains with them and turned others into sperm and egg cells.

Human Cloning Is Back

If you thought work on human cloning and embryonic stem cell research went out of style with the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells, watch out. The pro-cloning people, who never lost their lust for toying with human embryos, are back.

Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities

Several recent science articles explore what we have in common with animals, and what is unique about the human brain.

Weekend Grab Bag

Here are links to recent science findings and claims sure to stimulate thinking and further research.

Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News

More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.

Body Talk

Scientists sometimes just prove the obvious, like that men and women are different. If we can talk body without talking bawdy, there are some new discoveries about body works that should put a spring in your step today about how your body works.

Preventing Aging Through Darwin-Free Science

Will new discoveries in biochemistry lead to longer lives? There are hopeful signs that aging can be delayed, if not prevented. Whether or not that happens in our lifetimes (causing new worries for Social Security), scientists are learning amazing things about how cells work that should give us more reason for Thanksgiving.
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