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Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 18
A major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.

Albania Promotes Its Underwater Archaeology, for Tourism

Albania Promotes Its Underwater Archaeology, for Tourism

By Llazar Semini | Feb 17
Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries.

Scientists: TrueAllele Will Revolutionize Criminal Justice System

Scientists: TrueAllele Will Revolutionize Criminal Justice System

Feb 10
DNA expert Greg Hampikian and computer scientist Mark Perlin explain what TrueAllele is and how it set a precedent with the exoneration of Darryl Pinkins

European Space Agency to Help NASA Take Humans Beyond Moon

European Space Agency to Help NASA Take Humans Beyond Moon

Feb 10
The European Space Agency says it will contribute key components for a future NASA mission to take humans around the moon within the next few years.

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

By Michael Biesecker | Feb 10
Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries.

Twins Separated at Birth

Twins Separated at Birth

Feb 9
Adopted twins who were born in China but grew up in different cities or countries and were later reunited are being studied by researchers seeking answers to the age-old question of nature vs. nurture.

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

Long-Running Texas Evolution Debate Has Big Classroom Impact

By Will Weissart | Feb 4
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday voted preliminarily to ease - but not completely eliminate - state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argue cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

What Can Mackerel and a Volcano Say About Climate Change?

What Can Mackerel and a Volcano Say About Climate Change?

By Patrick Whittle | Jan 24
What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?

NASA to Send Spacecraft to 16 Psyche Asteroid

NASA to Send Spacecraft to 16 Psyche Asteroid

Jan 22
NASA is working to uncover the mystery behind an asteroid that may contain a priceless treasure trove of minerals.

Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

By Caleb Jones | Jan 22
Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

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