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Can AI Replace Hospital Radiologists? 112 comments
Tylenol May Kill Kindness 169 comments
US Government Task Force Urges Cash Incentives For Ditching Insecure Medical Devices 64 comments
Cancer Drug Proves To Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors 81 comments
Researchers Found Perfect Contraceptives In Traditional Chinese Medicine 144 comments
New Battery Technology Draws Energy Directly From The Human Body 98 comments
Scientists 3D-Print Ovaries To Allow Infertile Mice To Mate and Give Birth 64 comments
Researcher Hacks Nine Sleep-Tracking Devices To Test Their Accuracy 44 comments
18-Year-Old Mexican Student Designs Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer 71 comments
Supercomputers Assist In Search For New, Better Cancer Drugs 22 comments
Can Parents Sue If Their Kid Is Born With the 'Wrong' DNA? 267 comments
Theranos Used Shell Company To Secretly Buy Outside Lab Equipment, Says Report 43 comments
Belgian Scientists Inhibit Protein Responsible For Allergic Reactions 39 comments
Five US Navy SEAL Units Are Now Testing Brain-Zappers 120 comments
Can Robots Help Children With Autism? 52 comments
Y Combinator-Funded Startup To Do Quantum Computing -- Only Better 75 comments
Scientists Turn Mammalian Cells Into Complex Biocomputers 37 comments
Researchers Discover A Surprising New Role for Lungs: Making Blood 60 comments
Theranos To Investors: Please Don't Sue! Here, Have Some More Shares 86 comments
The First Practical Use For Quantum Computers: Chemistry 42 comments
Tech Billionaires Invest In Linking Brains To Computers 77 comments
West African Village Weighs Using Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Malaria Fight 112 comments
Researchers Store Computer OS, Short Movie On DNA 95 comments
SpaceX's Next Launch Carries Colonies Of A Drug-Resistant Superbug 56 comments
Studies Link Some Stomach Drugs To Alzheimer's Disease and Kidney Problems 102 comments
Scientists Create 3D Bioprinter Capable of Printing Living Human Skin 54 comments
Malwarebytes Discovers 'First Mac Malware of 2017' 60 comments
'Superbug' Resistant To 26 Antibiotics Kills A Patient In Nevada 296 comments
US Military Seeks Biodegradable Bullets That Sprout Plants 285 comments
Theranos Is Laying Off 155 People, About 41 Percent Of Its Workforce 52 comments
A Squishy Clockwork BioBot Releases Doses of Drugs Inside the Body 15 comments
Baby's Skull Rebuilt With Help From A 3D Printer 41 comments
You're An Adult, But Your Brain Might Not Be, Researchers Say 261 comments
Flickering Lights May Illuminate A Path To Alzheimer's Treatment 30 comments
Human Cells Naturally 'Eat' Silicon Nanowires 42 comments
Human Zika Antibodies Prevent Infection in Mice 12 comments
IBM's Watson Used In Life-Saving Medical Diagnosis 83 comments
Researchers Successfully Fight Colon Cancer Using Immunotherapy 40 comments
Our Brains Use Binary Logic, Say Neuroscientists 69 comments
Sugar-Free Products Might Actually Stop Us From Getting Slimmer 172 comments
Researchers Successfully Achieve Suspended Animation With Mouse Embryos 28 comments
Brain Cancer Patients Live Longer By Sending Electric Fields Through Their Heads 74 comments
Scientists Believe There's Finally A Cure For The Common Cold 193 comments
Feeding Seaweed To Cows Eliminates Methane Emissions 283 comments
Chemical Traces On Your Phone Reveal Your Lifestyle, Scientists Say 80 comments
First Color Images Produced By an Electron Microscope 46 comments
Male Birth Control Shot Found Effective 372 comments
Harvard Researchers Print World's First Heart-On-A-Chip 20 comments
Scientific Breakthrough Increases Plant Yields By One Third 197 comments
'Nano-Machines' Win European Trio Chemistry Nobel Prize 16 comments
Theranos To Shut Down Its Blood-Testing Facilities, Shrink Workforce By 40% 66 comments
Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize In Medicine For Study of Cell Recycling 15 comments
Feds Go After Mylan For Scamming Medicaid Out of Millions On EpiPen Pricing 198 comments
Microsoft Will 'Solve' Cancer Within The Next 10 Years By Treating It Like A Computer Virus, Says Company 259 comments
Vanity Fair Blames The Failure of Theranos On Silicon Valley 128 comments
Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't Techies Improving The World? 537 comments
Should We Seed Life On Alien Worlds? 231 comments
Video Shows How Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs 87 comments
Should We Kill All The Mosquitoes? 470 comments
Brain-Zapping Gadgets Need Regulation, Say Scientists 51 comments
FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps 248 comments
'Longest Living Human' Says He Is Ready For Death At 145 314 comments
US Patients Battle EpiPen Prices And Regulations By Shopping Online 396 comments
Can Cow Backpacks Reduce Global Methane Emissions? 190 comments
Wrong Chemical Dumped Into Olympic Pools Made Them Green 180 comments
How The Navy Tried To Turn Sharks into Torpedos 60 comments
8 Paralyzed Patients Learn To Walk Again Using Virtual Reality 17 comments
Google Ventures CEO and Founder Bill Maris Is Leaving 13 comments
6 Million Americans Exposed To High Levels of Chemicals In Drinking Water, Says Study 166 comments
Scientist Who Sparked 'A Revolution in Chemistry' Dies at 70 41 comments
Stem Cell Researchers Can Now Combine Animal and Human Embryos In The US 92 comments
Peter Thiel Is Interested In Harvesting The Blood Of The Young 373 comments
Google's Alphabet and GSK Forge $715 Million Bioelectronic Firm To Fight Diseases Without Meds 27 comments
Elizabeth Holmes Finally Releases Theranos Data, Including A 'miniLab' 40 comments
Florida Regulators OK Plan To Increase Toxins In Water 182 comments
'Sister Clones' Of Dolly The Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study Says 66 comments
Kurzweil Argues Technology Improves The World, Compares DNA to Code 203 comments
Can Iris-Scanning ID Systems Tell the Difference Between a Live and Dead Eye? 93 comments
CRISPR: Chinese Scientists To Pioneer Gene-Editing Trial On Humans 93 comments
Scientists Find Chemical-Free Way To Extend Milk's Shelf Life For Up To 3 Weeks 258 comments
New Study Shows Why Big Pharma Hates Medical Marijuana 416 comments
Encrypted DNA Storage Investigated by DOE Researchers 42 comments
Slashdot Asks: Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat? 351 comments
A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are In Decline 321 comments
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Banned From Owning a Lab 146 comments
Robot Stingray Is Powered By Rat Heart Cells 35 comments
Theranos Faces Congressional Inquiry Over Faulty Blood Tests 186 comments
Researchers Develop Electronic Nose To Sniff Out Pesticides and Nerve Gas 23 comments
Stop Bashing GMO Food, Say 109 Nobel Laureates 470 comments
Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Can Be Bent Around A Pencil 51 comments
Cancer Is An Evolutionary Mechanism To 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool, Suggests Paper 262 comments
Finnish Scientist Provides Another Explanation For The 'Impossible' EM Drive 299 comments
WHO: Drinking Extremely Hot Coffee, Tea 'Probably' Causes Cancer 274 comments
Repurposing Drugs To Tackle Cancer 53 comments
Amazon Faces $350K Fine For Shipping 'Amazing Liquid Fire' 202 comments
Walgreens Cuts Ties With Blood-Test Startup Theranos 65 comments
23 Seriously Ill MS Patients Recover After 'Breakthrough' Stem Cell Treatment 74 comments
Scientists Announce Plans For Synthetic Human Genomes 57 comments
Antibiotic-Resistant E Coli Reaches The US For The First Time 203 comments
FBI Wants Biometric Database Hidden From Privacy Act 81 comments
Why Don't Scientists Kill The 'Demon In The Freezer'? 287 comments
Ingestible Medical Robots Could Remove Batteries From Stomachs 65 comments
Scientists Hold A Secret Meeting To Consider Creating A Synthetic Human Genome 153 comments
Scientists Grow Two-Week-Old Human Embryos In Lab For The First Time 140 comments
In Search Of A Healthy Gut, One Man Turned To An Extreme DIY Fecal Transplant 136 comments
First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Aging? 244 comments
CERN Releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider Data Into Open Access 60 comments
Report: Feds To Ban Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes For 2 Years 104 comments
Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Clean Up Waste 75 comments
First Bionic Fingertip Implant Delivers Sensational Results 26 comments
Pentagon Research Could Make 'Brain Modem' A Reality 86 comments
More Medical Devices Should Be Open Source, Like This ECG 79 comments
Google DeepMind Applies AI To Healthcare With NHS Partnership 33 comments
Researchers Claim Success In Removing HIV From Living Cells 107 comments
Low-Cost "Paper Skin" Boasts Same Sensory Functions As the Real Thing 18 comments
Fungi From Guts Of Herbivores Could Help Us Make Biofuel 44 comments
Wearable Third Arm Gives Drummers Extra Robotic Rhythm 77 comments
3D-Printed Ear Comes To Life After Implantation In Mice 25 comments
Self-Propelling Microparticles Spot Ricin In Minutes 21 comments
DNA Makes Lifeless Materials Shapeshift 26 comments
Ethics Panel Endorses Mitochondrial Therapy, But Says Start With Male Embryos 125 comments
U.K. Researcher Receives Permission To Edit Genes In Human Embryos 64 comments
Researchers Use CRISPR To Repair Genetic Defect That Causes Blindness 46 comments
US Regulators Find Serious Deficiencies At Theranos Lab 66 comments
Fraud Detected In Science Research That Suggested GMO Crops Were Harmful 357 comments
Sensors Slip Into the Brain, Then Dissolve When Their Job Is Done 20 comments
First Children Have Been Diagnosed In 100,000 Genomes Project 75 comments
New Class of Sound Wave Gentle Enough To Use In Biomedical Devices 14 comments
German Carpenter's Testicluar Valve Could Mean An On/Off Switch For Sperm 287 comments
DNA Manufacturing Enters the Age of Mass Production 82 comments
Gene Editing Offers Hope For Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 48 comments
Allegations of Data Manipulation At Theranos 97 comments
Meet the Scientist Who Injected Himself With 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria 206 comments
Geneticists Push For Databases Over Journals As Main Source of Information 31 comments
Chipotle Plans To DNA Test Produce After E-Coli Outbreaks In Nine States 147 comments
Rodent Neural Activity Has a Geometric Structure 27 comments
Disease-Resistant Pigs Latest Win For Gene Editing Technology 125 comments
MIT Researchers Develop Triple Helix MicroRNA Cancer Treatment 29 comments
What If Someone Uses This DIY CRISPR Kit To Make Mutant Bacteria? 115 comments
Researchers Are Developing Cure for Human Pain 151 comments
Harvard Prof. Says Cure For Aging Could Emerge Within 5 Years 385 comments
Washington Hosts Summit On Gene Editing and 'Designer Babies' 137 comments
Japanese Company Makes Low-Calorie Noodles Out of Wood 159 comments
Hospitals Can 3D Print a Patient's Vasculature For Aneurysm Pre-Op Practice 21 comments
Gene Drive Turns Mosquitoes Into Malaria Fighters 69 comments
A Post-Antibiotic Future Is Looming 137 comments
Researchers Create Plant-Circuit Hybrid 39 comments
FDA Signs Off On Genetically Modified Salmon Without Labeling 514 comments
Scientists Grow Working Vocal Cord Tissue In the Lab 25 comments
First Liquid-Cooling Laser Could Advance Biological Research 55 comments
Experimental Drug Targeting Alzheimer's Disease Shows Anti-Aging Effects 101 comments
DNA Data From California Newborn Blood Samples Stored, Sold To 3rd Parties 187 comments
Controversial Company Offers a New Way To Make a Baby 80 comments
New vs. Old: a Comparison of 23andMe's Health Reports and the Raw Data 96 comments
Why New Antibiotics Never Come To Market 345 comments
Stanford Identifies Potential Security Hole In Genomic Data-Sharing Network 23 comments
Bumblebees Used For Targeted Pesticide Deliveries 23 comments
New Artificial Fingerprints Feel Texture, Hear Sound 21 comments
FDA Approves Drug That Uses Herpes Virus To Fight Cancer 76 comments
3D Printing Soft Body Parts: a Hard Problem That Just Got Easier 19 comments
Google Snapping Up Top Biomedical Talent 76 comments
Disruptive Bloodwork Startup May Offer Mostly Vaporware 174 comments
Beware: FBI, Other Agencies Might Go After Your Voluntary DNA Records 132 comments
A Fresh Take On Fake Meat 317 comments
In 26 Hours, Sick Newborns Go From Genome Scan To Diagnosis 92 comments
The Life-Saving Gifts of the World's Most Venomous Animal 49 comments
Hi-Tech Body Implants and the Biohacker Movement 74 comments
Scientists Hope To Attract Millions To "DNA.LAND" 32 comments
Chinese Company To Sell Genetically Modified Micro Pigs as Pets 139 comments
Source Code On Trial In DNA Matching Case 117 comments
Scientists Control a Fly's Heartbeat With a Laser 17 comments
Complex Living Brain Simulation Replicates Sensory Rat Behaviour 63 comments
2015 Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To 3 For DNA Repair 20 comments
DARPA Jolts the Nervous System With Electricity, Lasers, Sound Waves, and Magnets 34 comments
DNA Vaccine Sterilizes Mice, Could Lead To One-Shot Birth Control For Cats, Dogs 153 comments
Majority of EU Nations Seek Opt-Out From Growing GM Crops 330 comments
Dormant Virus Wakes Up In Some Patients With Lou Gehrig's Disease 47 comments
Rogue Biohacking Is Not a Problem 43 comments
ALS Patients Use a Brain Implant To Type 6 Words Per Minute 26 comments
Rare "Healthy" Smokers Lungs Explained 175 comments
Researchers Identify Newer and More Precise System For Genome Editing 33 comments
Paralyzed Man Uses Own Brainwaves To Walk Again -- No Exoskeleton Required 35 comments
Stem Cell-Derived Brain Mimics Predict Chemical Toxicity 16 comments
UK Researcher Applies For Permission To Edit Embryo Genomes 62 comments
The Ethical Issues Surrounding OSU's Lab-Grown Brains 190 comments
Wasps Have Injected New Genes Into Butterflies 103 comments
DNA-Based Advertising Redefines Commercial "Ad-Targeting" 31 comments
Researchers Switch Neurons Off and On Using Noninvasive Ultrasound 37 comments
Damaged Spinal Cord "Rewires" Itself With Help of Electrical Stimulation 30 comments
Law Professor: Genetic Engineering Is (Probably) Protected By the First Amendment 127 comments
DNA From Neanderthal Relative May Shake Up Human Family Tree 61 comments
UK Researchers Developing Influenza-Resistant Birds 54 comments
Genes and Ancient Remedies May Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance 30 comments
EU Parliament Votes To Ban Cloning of Farm Animals 116 comments
Pentagon Halts Work at Labs For Dangerous Pathogens After Anthrax Scare 50 comments
New Russian Laboratory To Study Mammoth Cloning 45 comments
Magnet-Steered Nano-Fish Could Deliver Drugs and Sweep Body Toxins 37 comments
UNC Scientists Open Source Their Genomic Research 10 comments
More Cities Use DNA To Catch Dog Owners Who Don't Pick Up Waste 177 comments
Is a Universal Flu Vaccine On the Horizon? 96 comments
Chinese Scientists Discover Structural Basis of Pre-mRNA Splicing 48 comments
MIT Researchers Discover "Metabolic Master Switch" To Control Obesity 381 comments
Intel's Collaborative Cancer Cloud, an Open Platform For Genome-Based Treatments 16 comments
New Genes May Arise From Junk DNA 110 comments
Researchers Grow Tiny Human Brain In Lab 244 comments
Mice Brainpower Boosted With Alteration of a Single Gene 105 comments
Implanted Optogenetic Light Switch Lets Scientists Flip Neurons On and Off 26 comments
'Drinkable Book' Pages Clean Dirty Drinking Water 89 comments
Octopus Genome Sequenced 43 comments
Scotland To Ban GM Crops 361 comments
Chemical Treatment Transforms Skin Cells Into Neurons 25 comments
REMzen Claims They Can Help You Sleep Better (Video) 21 comments
Want To Fight Climate Change? Stop Cows From Burping 299 comments
The Biohacking Movement and Open Source Insulin 66 comments
Genetically Modified Rice Makes More Food, Less Greenhouse Gas 295 comments
Study: Certain Vaccines Could Make Diseases More Deadly 195 comments
Eye Drops Could Dissolve Cataracts 70 comments
Studies Find Genetic Signature of Native Australians In the Americas 103 comments
How Drug Companies Seek To Exploit Rare DNA Mutations 93 comments
Genetic Access Control Code Uses 23andMe DNA Data For Internet Racism 312 comments
Scientists Arm Cells With Tiny Lasers 35 comments
US House Committee Approves Anti-GMO Labeling Law 446 comments
New Letters Added To the Genetic Alphabet 74 comments
Help Save Endangered Rhinos by Making Artificial Horns (Video) 202 comments
Checking Mammoth DNA Against Elephants Hints At How They Got Hairy 22 comments
3-D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Could Strengthen Smartphone Security 30 comments
Creating Bacterial "Fight Clubs" To Discover New Drugs 30 comments
Genetic Rescue Efforts Could Help Coral Shrug Off Warmer Oceans 167 comments
Controversial Trial of Genetically Modified Wheat Ends In Disappointment 188 comments
NHS To Give Volunteers "Synthetic Blood" Made In a Laboratory Within Two Years 57 comments
Building the Face of a Criminal From DNA 59 comments
Editing DNA For Fame and Fortune 62 comments
An Origami Inspired Bacteria-Powered Battery 27 comments
Spider Silk Finally Ready For Commercialization 48 comments
How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors 43 comments
The Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics Is Nearly Here 95 comments
Hacking Your Body Through a Nerve In Your Neck 82 comments
Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases 150 comments
DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect 184 comments
After a Year of Secret Field-Testing, Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Here 50 comments
Genetically Engineered Yeast Makes It Possible To Brew Morphine 333 comments
Cocaine Use Can Now Be Tested In Fingerprints Using Ambient Mass Spectrometry 143 comments
Biologists Create Self-Healing Concrete 94 comments
Brainwave-Reading Patents Spike On Increase In Commercial Mind-Reading Apps 29 comments
Electron Microscopes Close To Imaging Individual Atoms 55 comments
Apple's Plans For Your DNA 101 comments
A Light-Powered Retina Implant For the Blind 34 comments
Chinese Scientists Claim To Have Genetically Modified Human Embryos 182 comments
Breakthrough In Artificial Photosynthesis Captures CO2 In Acetate 128 comments
A 2-Year-Old Has Become the Youngest Person Ever To Be Cryonically Frozen 313 comments
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