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Meet meatless meat

Transformative social change can sometimes spring from unexpected quarters. What if the solution to one of humankind's most pressing food challenges – our mounting appetite for animal protein – lies in a test tube?<p>In 2013, science gave us the first synthetic hamburger. It cost a mere $350,000 and …

Scientists Just Discovered Plastic-Eating Bacteria That Can Break Down PET

Bon appétit!<p><i>This article was written by Mark Lorch from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We manufacture over …

Pollution

Sex of a baby? Ancient virus makes the call

The sex of human and all mammalian babies may be determined by a simple modification of a virus that insinuated itself into the mammalian genome as …

Biology

Eight Percent of Our DNA is Non-Human

We have around 8% alien DNA and by this, we mean it is viral fragments that are not human. This also applies to other things on earth that are …

Craig Venter’s team designs, builds first minimal synthetic bacterial cell

A cluster of cells of a new synthetic species known as JCVI-syn3.0, showing spherical structures of varying sizes (scale bar, 200 nm). (credit: Clyde …

Genetics

Scientists identify two enzymes that appear to play role in metabolism, inflammation

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has discovered two enzymes that appear to …

Diabetes