Soren Hayrabedyan

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Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Biology

Craig Venter to offer DNA sequencing to consumers

<i>Human Longevity partner with health insurer Discovery to provide a $250 exome sequence to consumers.</i><p>How do we get consumers interested in their …

J. Craig Venter to Offer DNA Data to Consumers - MIT Technology Review

Fifteen years ago, scientific instigator J. Craig Venter spent $100 million to race the government and sequence a human genome, which turned out to …

Genetics

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

In what would be a historic first, UK scientists are pushing to edit human embryo DNA

British scientists have asked the country’s fertility regulator for permission to change the DNA of human embryos as part of their research on miscarriage.<p>If the UK’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority grants the license to go ahead with the work, a team from London’s Francis Crick …

Genetics

Apple iPad mini 4 unboxing and comparison [Video]

This wasn’t discussed much in the official announcement, but the iPad mini 4 is a pretty nice step above its predecessor with enhancements in a few key areas that definitely make a difference. The major things you need to know about with this iPad mostly falls in line with Apple’s upgrade patterns: …

iPad Mini