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British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos

British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator.<p>The Francis Crick Institute could begin the controversial experiments as early as March after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light this morning.<p>The …

Genetics

First British couple to clone dead pet dog pick up puppies from South Korea

The puppies are exact clones of their beloved deceased pet boxer Dylan<p>Having a pet die is a traumatic experience. One way to deal with it is to take DNA from your dead dog's body and send it to South Korea, so they can clone it.<p>Laura Jacques and Richard Remde have become the first British people to …

South Korea

Astronomers find 'comet's tail' trailing Neptune-sized exoplanet

They call it "the Behemoth." Astronomers using<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a red dwarf star is boiling off the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized exoplanet, causing it to form an enormous cloud that surrounds and trails the planet like a comet’s tail.<p>The atmosphere, described in …

Astronomy

How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The fossilized remains of a bizarre-looking reptile are giving scientists new insights into how turtles got their distinctive shells.<p>Some 240 million years ago, this early turtle-like creature lived in a large lake, in a fairly warm, subtropical climate. But it didn't have the kind of shell modern …

Paleontology

Invasive Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found in New Jersey

But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say.<p><i>Updated at 7 pm ET.</i><p>A relative of the piranhas with a mythical taste for human flesh was found in a New Jersey lake this weekend, setting off fears about the spread of invasive species.<p>The fish, thought to be a South American pacu, is …