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Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

The "then boundless chestnut woods" Thoreau wrote about in Walden once grew throughout the Appalachian mountains. They provided habitat and a mast crop for wildlife, a nutritious nut crop for humans and a source of valuable timber. Because of their rapid growth rate and rot-resistant wood, they …

Biology

Advocacy group calls on health-care industry to adopt medical device security principles

Advocacy group I Am the Cavalry is urging organizations that manufacture and distribute medical devices to adopt a cybersecurity version of the Hippocratic Oath.<p>The group, which advocates for better security in life-impacting computers like those used in modern cars, medical devices or critical …

Venture Capital

How One Man Tried to Write Women Out of CRISPR, the Biggest Biotech Innovation in Decades

On January 14, Eric S. Lander published an article in the journal <i>Cell</i> celebrating the “heroes” of CRISPR-Cas9, a revolutionary DNA-editing technology …