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Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature's Genetic Alphabet

DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a molecule has many things wrong with …

Squid-Inspired Tape Could Help Camouflage Soldiers

It could even cloak them against night-vision goggles<p>No matter the color or texture of their surroundings, squid are masters of camouflage, blending in to the scenery to avoid detection. Now, researchers from the University of California Irvine have isolated the source of the creature's …

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Evolving a Bigger Brain With Human DNA

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice<p>The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of …

Holy Genetically-Engineered Organisms Batman - Synthetic Biology Has A Banner Month!

It’s been a good month for synthetic biology. A few weeks ago, in a great talk (on the concept of “singularities”) given to METal International in Los Angeles, biophysicist Reese Jones showed footage of the world’s first DNA laser printer at work.<p>You heard me right—a DNA laser printer. Created by …

Biology Ideas That Billionaire Peter Thiel Thinks Are Worth Funding

Targeting "undruggable" proteins and putting stress sensors in watches<p>Investor Peter Thiel may be best known for founding PayPal and investing early in Facebook, but it seems he has a soft spot for biology too. Since 2011, the Thiel Foundation has funded biotechnology startups through an …

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10 things to know before studying in Germany | DW | 23.01.2015

In the United States, the average student loan debt is nearing $30,000. In the UK, it's closer to $66,000. For millennials, outsourcing higher …