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Did life emerge from carbonate-rich lakes?

Where did life on Earth get its start? In a newly published study, researchers from the University of Washington argue that carbonate-rich lakes would have been the best place for life’s chemical building blocks to come together. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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Chinese gene-editing scientist goes to prison

Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who stirred up a global controversy last year when he said his experiment produced twin baby girls with gene-edited traits, has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $430,000 fine, the state-run … Continue reading

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Dog Aging Project aims to enlist 10,000 canines

Scientists are looking for 10,000 good dogs to take part in a 10-year effort aimed at tracking their health and identifying factors that can lengthen their lifespan. The pets that are selected for the Dog Aging Project could come in … Continue reading

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Allen Institute gives a boost to cell researchers

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of Seattle’s Allen Institute, is making a total of $7.5 million in awards to its latest class of five biomedical researchers. The themes for this year’s Allen Distinguished Investigators focus on stem cell therapies … Continue reading

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Biologists use AI to flesh out cell’s inner workings

What happens when you cross cell biology with artificial intelligence? At the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the answer isn’t super-brainy microbes, but new computer models that can turn simple black-and-white pictures of live human cells into color-coded, 3-D visualizations … Continue reading

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How families will help shape the future of health

It’s no secret that a rising flood of data, from the results of sophisticated genetic tests to the vital signs recorded by your smartphone, is transforming the way we approach health and wellness. But one of the pioneers of that … Continue reading

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How are gut microbes connected to memory?

AUSTIN, Texas — Can probiotic bacteria play a role in how well your memory works? It’s too early to say for sure, but mouse studies have turned up some clues worth remembering. Preliminary results suggest that giving mice the kinds of … Continue reading

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