Lee Hufnagel

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Who Owns Molecular Biology?

Oct 28, 2015<p>15 Min read time<p>The patent war for DNA-editing technology<p><i>CRISPR-modified rice. Photograph: Penn State</i><p>Like much of our society, the …

New Drugs Mimic Genetic Mutations To Make Humans More Super

It pays to study real-life X-Men<p>Steven Pete can’t feel pain. Timothy Dreyer has bones several times thicker than the average human. Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. While both conditions have negatively impacted the men’s health at various points in their lives, …

Mutations

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA.<p>This trend — which uses the term "print" in the sense of making a bunch of copies speedily — is making particular stretches of DNA much cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before. That excites many …

15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts That Don't Suck

No "you really shouldn't have" moments here.<p>Mother's Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you. You have every intention of hunting down the perfect gift, but then you get paralyzed by options — <i>didn't you get her a Trail of Painted Ponies sculpture last year? What about a necklace? But she</i> …

Is a loophole in stem cell law helping new therapy to thrive, or allowing dubious science?

Suzie Palmer is literally the poster girl for stem cell tourism within Australia. You can find her smiling sweetly, along with Dr Felix, on the …

Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new …

DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. …

Genetics

A New Source of Energy In Maryland: Chicken Manure

Turning waste into power<p>Maryland has a big, stinking problem. Every year, the poultry industry produces about 650 million pounds of manure within that state alone. Chicken manure is a great fertilizer, but in Maryland, there is so much of it that what once was seen as a resource has become the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How To Raise Your Kids To Be Good Citizens

We always want the best for our children. How do we teach them to want the best for others?<p>We've partnered with McDonald's to bring you tips on how to get your kids excited about community service and teach them some important life lessons along the way.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Volunteering With Your Family

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible

We keep learning more about the catastrophe in front of us, but it isn’t helping us solve the problem.<p>It’s starting to feel like the …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …