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    The Quiet Revolution of CRISPR

    CRISPR’s not on the cusp of anything.Wikicommons How many diseases could humans treat if the DNA in troublesome cells could be edited within the body? Half? Most? How about “absolutely everything”? That was the answer Irina Conboy, a bioengineer at U.C. Berkeley, recently gave to New Scientist. Her optimism illustrates the promise, announced three years […]

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    The Fly in the Primordial Soup

    Hydrothermal vent models transform the origins of life from unlikely to near-inevitable.

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    Ingenious: Nathaniel Comfort

    The science historian talks to Nautilus.