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Biotech Stories for 2008

Amateurs Are Trying Genetic Engineering At Home 245 comments
Baby To Be Born Without the Gene For Breast Cancer 259 comments
Convergent Evolution Upends Honeyeaters' Taxonomy 186 comments
Waste Coffee Grounds Offer New Source of Biodiesel 276 comments
Brain Electrodes That Screw On the Skin 58 comments
Japanese Scientists Claim To Reconstruct Images From Brain Data 276 comments
Ants Used For Mind-Controlled Robotic Limbs 82 comments
'Lab On a Chip' Made From Paper and Tape 66 comments
Cold Sore Virus May Be Alzheimer's Smoking Gun 285 comments
The Unforgettable Amnesiac 120 comments
Triple Helix — Designing a New Molecule of Life 152 comments
Electrode Implant Gives Mute Man a (Synthesized) Voice 58 comments
Prototype Scanner Detects Cancer In Under 1 Hour 53 comments
Saline Agriculture As the Future of Food 153 comments
Measuring Engagement In Games 72 comments
Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation" 501 comments
Scientists Identify a Potentially Universal Mechanism of Aging 359 comments
Down's Symptoms May Be Treatable In the Womb 170 comments
Should We Clone a Neanderthal? 990 comments
Resurrecting the Mighty Mammoth, Cheaply 322 comments
Scientists Grow New Eyes (In Tadpoles) 37 comments
Most of Woolly Mammoth Genome Reconstructed 245 comments
Successful Stem Cell Replacement of Windpipe 116 comments
Oldest Nuclear Family Found Murdered In Germany 186 comments
Vein Patterns Could Replace Fingerprints 152 comments
Scientists Discover Proteins Controlling Evolution 436 comments
Google Can Predict the Flu 289 comments
The Gene Is Having an Identity Crisis 257 comments
First Whole Cancer Genome Sequenced 115 comments
Frozen Mice Cloned 272 comments
Memory Molecule Identified 97 comments
The Personal Genome Project Hits the Web 87 comments
Couch Potato Gene Identified In Fruit Flies 105 comments
Scientists Erase Specific Memories In Mice 320 comments
Stem Cells From Fat Create Beating Heart Cells 198 comments
Robotic Surgery On a Beating Heart 54 comments
Scientists To Post Individuals' DNA Sequences To Web 219 comments
Researchers Build Logic Gates With RNA 58 comments
Old Materials Resurface For "Prebiotic Soup" 263 comments
Single Neuron Wired To Muscle Un-Paralyzes Monkeys 180 comments
Patient "Roused From Coma" By a Magnetic Therapy 123 comments
Baldness Gene Discovered — 1 In 7 Men "At Risk" 297 comments
Geneticist Claims Human Evolution Is Over 857 comments
Watching Brain Cells In Action 37 comments
Fluorescent Protein Research Lands Scientists Nobel Prize 79 comments
Virtual Fence Could Modernize the Old West 216 comments
Mimicking Electric Eel Cells 71 comments
Seeing With Your Skin? 138 comments
Training Bacteria To Deliver Drugs? 29 comments
Scientists Closer To Creating Artificial Noses 99 comments
New Type of Atomic Microscope On the Way 50 comments
Bringing Giant Tortoises Back From Extinction 125 comments
India Launches Open Source Drug Discovery 30 comments
Indian Woman Convicted of Murder By Brain Scan 453 comments
Biologist (Almost) Creates Artificial Life 539 comments
Prions Observed Jumping Species Barrier 214 comments
Opposable Thumbs and Upright Walking Caused By "Junk DNA" 215 comments
Identifying a Culprit In a Bloodbath 47 comments
Brain Cells Observed Summoning a Memory 381 comments
Possible Monogamy Gene Found In People 440 comments
Live Architecture — Grow Your Own Home 106 comments
Scientists Use Virus To Reprogram Adult Cells In Mice 36 comments
Full Facial Transplant Is One Step Closer 113 comments
DNA Bar Coding Finds Mislabeled Sushi 285 comments
Photoshop Allows Us To Alter Our Memories 358 comments
Bees Help Detectives Catch Serial Killers 132 comments
Let the Games Be Doped 773 comments
Rat-Brained Robots Take Their First Steps 289 comments
New Scientific Evidence Emerges In Anthrax Case 216 comments
Cooking Stimulated Big Leap In Human Cognition 473 comments
Viruses Infected By Viruses 341 comments
The DIY Dialysis Machine 476 comments
Apparent Suicide In Anthrax Case 339 comments
Drug Halts Decline In Alzheimer's Patients 222 comments
Miniaturized DNA Sewing Machines 75 comments
Nanomaterials More Dangerous Than We Think 239 comments
Ask Aubrey de Grey About Longevity Research 639 comments
How To Check Yourself For Abnormal Genes 133 comments
First DNA Molecule Constructed from Mostly Synthetic Components 188 comments
Synthetic Molecules Emulate Enzyme Behavior 58 comments
Researchers Modify T-Cells, Make Them HIV Resistant 171 comments
UK Approves Human-Pig Embryo Stem-Cell Harvest 139 comments
Where To Draw the Line With Embryo Selection? 727 comments
Scientists Create Synthesized DNA Bases 125 comments
Drug Reverses Retardation In Mice 318 comments
The Fight To End Aging Gains Legitimacy, Funding 569 comments
IBM To Help Sequence the Chocolate Genome 95 comments
DoE-Sponsored Project Readies Human Trial For Artificial Retinas 82 comments
Lack of Sunlight Could Lead To Early Death 304 comments
Studies Confirm That Bad Boys Get More Girls 960 comments
First X-Ray Diffraction Image of a Single Virus 57 comments
California Cracks Down On Genetic Testing 165 comments
GE Microbes Make Ersatz Crude Oil From Many Sources 525 comments
A 30-Picowatt Processor For Sensors 93 comments
Supercomputer Simulates Human Visual System 244 comments
Bacteria Make Major Evolutionary Shift In the Lab 1185 comments
Kurzweil on the Future 300 comments
Bacteria Found Alive In Ice 120,000 Years Old 326 comments
Brain Interface Lets Monkeys Control Prosthetic Limbs 208 comments
Authentic Viking DNA From 1,000-Year-Old Skeletons 189 comments
Ancestry Surprises From New Genetics Analysis Method 223 comments
President Bush Signs Genetic Nondiscrimination Act 527 comments
Fasting May Fix Jet Lag 131 comments
Scientists Image an HIV Particle Being Born 129 comments
Cell Metabolism Artificially Enhanced 97 comments
Get the Family Dog Cloned 240 comments
Beetle Naturally Builds Photonic Crystals 80 comments
Career Choices for Computational Biologists? 60 comments
Nanotubes "As Deadly as Asbestos" 180 comments
Bits of Tassie Tiger Brought Back from Extinction 197 comments
Using Magnets To Turn Off the Brain's Speech Center 269 comments
First Genetically Modified Human Embryo Under Review 509 comments
Folding@Home 2.0 - An Online Protein Folding Game 129 comments
Platypus Genome Decoded 133 comments
California Expands DNA Identification Policies 42 comments
Nanoparticle Infused Gauze Quickly Stanches Wounds 155 comments
Solar Powered Microbes Manufacture Biofuels 230 comments
Bill Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination Moves Forward 575 comments
Cloned Sniffer Dogs Begin Training 44 comments
The Military Plans To Regrow Body Parts 257 comments
PETA Offers X-Prize for Artificial Meat 1130 comments
What is the First Day in a University Lab Like? 200 comments
Google Invests In Genetic Indexing 74 comments
DHS to Begin Collecting DNA of Anyone Arrested 483 comments
Folding@home GPU2 Beta Released, Examined 149 comments
Monsanto's Harvest of Fear 517 comments
Many Scientists Using Performance Enhancing Drugs 955 comments
Researchers Create a Protein Map of Human Spit 110 comments
Self-Healing Artificial Muscles 90 comments
Newly Discovered Fungus Threatens World Wheat Crop 236 comments
Japan's Unique Cow/Whale Hybrid Experiments 348 comments
Hacking a Pacemaker 228 comments
Researchers Discover Gene That Blocks HIV 333 comments
Key Step In Programmed Cell Death Discovered 80 comments
Corn Genome Sequenced 64 comments
Privacy Fears Send DNA Tests Underground 222 comments
Scientists Find Believing Can Be Seeing 169 comments
Natural Selection Can Act on Human Culture 239 comments
Major Advance In Understanding Cell Reprogramming 54 comments
3D Crystal Grown On a DNA Lattice 61 comments
Knee Brace Generates Electricity From Walking 128 comments
See-Through Fish Help Cancer Research 112 comments
Three Parents Contribute to Experimental Human Embryo 136 comments
Life May Have Evolved In Ice 159 comments
Bionic Arm Might Go Into Clinical Trials 107 comments
Sperm Made From Female Bone Marrow, Men Obsolete? 459 comments
Carbon Nanotubes Can Exist Safely Inside the Body, Help Treat Cancer 86 comments
Pope Denounces Some Biotech as Affront to 'Human Dignity' 1158 comments
Scientists Discover Way To Reverse Memory Loss 212 comments
Artificial Bases Added to DNA 362 comments
Scientists Claim Infrared Helmet Could Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms 201 comments
Engineered Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Dengue Fever 343 comments
Some People Just Never Learn 327 comments
Scientists Build Possibly The First Man-Made Genome 264 comments
The 1000 Genomes Project 95 comments
'Safe Ebola' Created for Research 198 comments
Green Light for Human/Animal Hybrids 292 comments
Air Pollution Causes Sperm Mutations In Mice 53 comments
Researchers Create Beating Heart In Lab 258 comments
Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's 46 comments
Glowing Chinese Pig Passes Traits to Young 108 comments
Alzheimer's Treatment Mooted 79 comments
Speedy DNA Test for 12 Viruses Approved by FDA 17 comments
Scientists Restore Walking After Spinal Cord Injury 181 comments
Thimerosal Does Not Cause Autism 298 comments
Did Insects Kill the Dinosaurs? 184 comments
Proof That Practice Does Make Perfect 142 comments
Cocaine Vaccine In the Works 724 comments

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