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The research landscape in Seattle and beyond

Looking for a wide-angle view of the Seattle area’s scientific landscape? Download a PowerPoint slide show that provides a sampling of research institutions in aerospace, biomedicine, computer science, global medicine and more. It’s an extended version of a presentation given … Continue reading

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Researchers halt ‘ineffective’ HIV vaccine trial

A three-year-long clinical trial of an HIV vaccine in South Africa, funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by a consortium headquartered at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been put on hold because … Continue reading

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Space bits suggest CO2 blanketed ancient Earth

Today, rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a cause for concern, but 2.7 billion years ago, high levels of CO2 probably kept our planet warm enough for life even though the sun was about 20% fainter than it is today. … Continue reading

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UW, Microsoft join $25M DNA data storage project

The University of Washington and Microsoft will take part in a federally funded effort to develop data storage techniques using synthetic DNA. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Scientists crack the code of mystery DNA

Why do some strings of genetic code remain virtually unchanged despite tens of millions of years of evolutionary divergence? A newly published study that takes advantage of the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR has found that at least some of … Continue reading

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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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