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Il piano di Stephen Hawking per esplorare lo Spazio (con Mark Zuckerberg)

Alpha Centauri, il sistema stellare più vicino al nostro, si trova a 4,37 anni luce da noi: sono circa 40 trilioni di km di distanza. Con la sonda …

Biologists Just Built a Piece of Software That Can Program Living Cells Like a Computer

Awesome!<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a new kind of software that makes it possible to genetically engineer, or ‘program’, a cell to …

A crisp intro to CRISPR, the gene-editing tool shaking up science

A world free from malaria, full of woolly mammoths<p>CRISPR may be that rarest thing in science: a genuine breakthrough.<p>The young DNA editing tool has dominated science headlines for months, as a mounting pile of studies highlight its potential to fight deadly diseases and customize organisms. It's …

Minimal Cell Reveals How Little We Know About Fundamental Genetics

A team of biologists has synthesized the smallest genome that can encode for a living, replicating cell, but the discovery reveals how much we still …

Viruses ARE Alive, And They’re Older Than Modern Cells, New Study Suggests

Our best insight yet into where viruses came from.<p>Viruses have a huge impact on our lives, and we're making great strides into understanding how to …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …