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Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

E coli microbes have been modified to carry an expanded genetic code which researchers say will ultimately allow them to be programmed<p>From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA …

Genetics

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

Silicon Valley

Five big mysteries about CRISPR’s origins

Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?<p>Francisco Mojica was not the first to see CRISPR, …

For $8,000, this startup will fill your veins with the blood of young people — but it has no idea if it'll have any benefits

To Jesse Karmazin, blood is a drug.<p>His startup, a company called Ambrosia based in Monterey, California, is currently enrolling people in the first US clinical trial designed to find out what happens when the veins of adults are filled with the blood of young people.<p>In many ways, he's right about …

CBD - The Myths And Facts

There have been some confusing reports recently in the British media about a compound in cannabis called CBD and how it has been reclassified as …

Cannabis

The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists.<p>Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate …

Genetics

Is that chest pain serious? New blood test could tell

Every day, a slew of previously healthy people experience chest pains and go to the emergency room. But a whole range of events can then follow; some of these people may be having a heart attack and may die later that day, while others will be sent home with medications and live decades longer.<p>Now, …

How Illumina Plans to Change Medicine Forever

The more than 7,500 gene sequencing machines deployed at its clients are already reshaping drug discovery, but <b>Illumina</b>'s (NASDAQ: ILMN) latest advance in gene sequencing could lead to explosive growth in personalized medicine. At <b>J.P. Morgan</b>'s annual healthcare conference this week, Illumina …

Advisory Committee On Biotechnology And 21st Century Agriculture To Meet

On November 19, 2015, the USDA published Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) Meeting in the Federal …