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Stare Into This Genetic Material and Be Terrified

Just another day in the unfathomably complex world of cell biology.<p>Way down at the very bottom of <i>us</i> are cells dividing. It's happening right now, the micro-architectures behind your whole being are splitting into two new cells: things are growing, things are dying. DNA is duplicated, cleaved. Cells …

Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

Last month, Kate Szell was judged the winner of the Wellcome Trust’s science writing prize in category B for “anyone with a non-professional interest, including undergraduates”. More than 640 articles were submitted in total, with the top 20 judged by a panel consisting of neuroscientist Sophie …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Olav Hellebø and his firm Reneuron have developed a procedure to help patients by injecting stem cells into their brains<p>He wants to bore a hole in your head. But don’t panic, Olav Hellebø is not a modern-day trepanist and it will be a top-notch surgeon, not the 49-year-old Norwegian businessman, …

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