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Biotech Stories for 2010

New Tech Promises Cheap Gene Sequencing In Minutes 121 comments
Scientists Decipher 3-Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils 217 comments
Scientists Create Programmable Bacteria 117 comments
Diabetic Men May Be Able To Grow Their Own Insulin-Producing Cells 148 comments
Dolly the Sheep Alive Again 233 comments
Hong Kong Team Stores 90GB of Data In 1g of Bacteria 164 comments
Scientists Attach Bar Codes To Embryos 69 comments
Spine Implant Helps Paralyzed People Exercise 39 comments
Problem-Solving Bacteria Crack Sudoku 86 comments
Bacteria Used To Fix Cracked Concrete 177 comments
Muscle Mice 116 comments
Lizard Previously Unknown To Science Found On Vietnam Menu 133 comments
Gold Nanoparticles Turn Trees Into Streetlights 348 comments
Central Dogma of Genetics May Not Be So Central 196 comments
Scientists Turn Skin Into Blood 229 comments
Chip Allows Blind People To See 231 comments
Miniature Human Livers Grown In Lab 154 comments
Immune System Killer Mechanism Identified 88 comments
US Says Genes Should Not Be Patentable 127 comments
Stopping Malaria By Immunizing Mosquitoes 100 comments
From Touchpad To Thought-pad 92 comments
Flexible, Stretchable, Implantable LED Arrays Created 147 comments
UK-Developed 'DNA Spray' Marks Dutch Thieves With Trackable Water 191 comments
Supercomputer Sets Protein-Folding Record 63 comments
The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech 206 comments
Genetically Engineered Silkworms Spin Spider Silk 188 comments
Gambling On Bacteria 128 comments
iPhone Opens Up Bluetooth For Data 129 comments
Robot Controlled By Rat Brain 170 comments
Laptop Heat May Cause 'Toasted Skin Syndrome' 195 comments
Genetically Altering Trees To Sequester More Carbon 279 comments
Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Developed From Skin Cells 175 comments
Light Could Make Paralyzed Limbs Move 63 comments
Rewiring a Damaged Brain 92 comments
Senate Nominee Claims Scientists Have Created Mice With Human Brains 11 comments
Deleting Certain Gene Makes Mice Smarter 259 comments
Two Research Groups Create 'Electric Skin' 52 comments
Is DIY Algae Farming the Future? 322 comments
US Military Eyes the Glow of Fireflies 98 comments
Using Wisdom Teeth To Make Stem Cells 82 comments
Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish 82 comments
Translating Brain Waves Into Words 72 comments
Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Tech From MIT 128 comments
DNA-Less 'Red Rain' Cells Reproduce At 121 C 149 comments
Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer 249 comments
NIH Orders Halt To Embryonic Stem Cell Research 593 comments
Skeletal Identification 76 comments
Court Rules Against Stem Cell Policy 388 comments
Did Sea Life Arise Twice? 238 comments
Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain 830 comments
Scientists Develop Brain-Microchip Bridge 118 comments
Gene Mutation Caused 2009 H1N1 Virus Spread 158 comments
Genetically Modified Canola Spreads To Wild Plants 414 comments
Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Gluten Allergies 177 comments
Gasoline From Thin Air 283 comments
Regenerating Muscle Cells With Newt-Inspired Tech 88 comments
Gamers Beat Algorithms At Finding Protein Structures 80 comments
Fly Eyes Used For Solar Cells 73 comments
How a Key Enzyme Repairs Sun-Damaged DNA 97 comments
Rat Lung Successfully Regenerated and Transplanted 59 comments
First Halophile Potatoes Harvested 117 comments
First 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito Created 261 comments
Arctic Bacteria Used To Make Cool Vaccines 74 comments
Antidepressants In the Water Are Making Shrimp Suicidal 182 comments
Familial DNA Testing Nabs Alleged Serial Killer 258 comments
UK Designer Grows Clothes From Bacteria 93 comments
Antibody Discovered To Boost HIV Vaccines 144 comments
Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Offer Students Genetic Testing 104 comments
Implantable Eye Telescope Finally FDA Approved 112 comments
Poor Vision? There's an App For That 146 comments
What Bilski Means For Biotech Patents 47 comments
Consumer Guide To Stem Cell Clinics 40 comments
Doubled Yield For Bio-Fuel From Waste 97 comments
Cancer Cells Detected Using $400 Digital Camera 90 comments
Stem Cells Curing Burn-Induced Blindness 54 comments
Researchers Create Lung On a Chip 45 comments
Rats Breathe Air From Lungs Grown In the Lab 112 comments
NY Governor Wants To Expand DNA Database 169 comments
1000 Genomes Project Releases Pilot Genome Data 55 comments
Stem Cell Tourist Dies From Treatment In Thailand 451 comments
Ozzy Osbourne To Be Genetically Decoded 256 comments
Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization? 243 comments
Newly Discovered Bacteria Could Aid Oil Cleanup 167 comments
Stem Cell Tourists Take Costa Rica Off the Agenda 206 comments
Human Gene Patent Challenged In Australian Court 90 comments
Artificial Cornea To Reach Patients This Year 94 comments
OH Senate Passes Bill Banning Human-Animal Hybrids 197 comments
Part-Human, Part-Machine Transistor Devised 77 comments
Sticky Rice Is the Key To Super Strong Mortar 194 comments
Breakthrough In Stem Cell Culturing 57 comments
New Ebola Drug 100% Effective In Monkeys 129 comments
The Rise of Nanofoods 369 comments
A Genetically Engineered Fly That Can Smell Light 111 comments
Patents On Synthetic Life "Extremely Damaging" 171 comments
Stem Cell Patent Halts Hospital's Collection 223 comments
The Economist Calls For "Open Source" Biology 80 comments
Synthetic Genome Drives Bacterial Cell 174 comments
Scientists Implant Biofuel Cells Into Rats 164 comments
Foldit Player May Have Created a Useful Protein 144 comments
Researchers Restore Youthful Memory In Aging Mice 145 comments
Scientists Question Safety of New Airport Scanners 357 comments
Chemical Cocktail Can Keep a Heart Viable 10 Days, Outside the Body 97 comments
"Cyber-Roach" Forces Rethink On Animal Movement 41 comments
Researchers Create Logic Circuits From DNA 94 comments
Genetic Testing Coming To a Drugstore Near You 110 comments
Bio-Detector Scans For 3,000 Viruses and Bacteria 103 comments
First Superbugs, Now Superweeds 435 comments
Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech 92 comments
Crowdsourcing HIV Research 52 comments
Gene Therapy Restores Sight To Blind 157 comments
Aphid's Color Comes From a Fungus Gene 132 comments
Can Oil-Eating Bacteria Help Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill? 139 comments
FDA Approves Vaccine For Prostate Cancer 194 comments
NASA Expands Role of International Space Station 153 comments
How To Grow a Head 355 comments
Colleague Comes Forward To Defend Anthrax Suspect 164 comments
Ultrathin Silk-Based Brain Implants 98 comments
Wisconsin Designates State Microbe 102 comments
UK Scientists Create a Three-Parent Embryo 201 comments
DNA Cancer Codes Cracked By International Effort 106 comments
MIT Researchers Harness Viruses To Split Water 347 comments
A New "Medical Lab On a Chip" For Every Home? 56 comments
Wake Forest Researchers Swap Skin Grafts For Cell Spraying 123 comments
Twins' DNA Foils Police 209 comments
Gonorrhea As the Next Superbug 456 comments
Magnetism Can Sway Man's Moral Compass 586 comments
US District Judge Rules Gene Patents Invalid 263 comments
Good SAT Scores Lead To Higher Egg Donor Prices 175 comments
Could Colorblindness Cure Be Morally Wrong? 981 comments
RNA-Loaded Nanoparticles Fight Cancer 69 comments
Scientists "Print" Human Vein With 3D Printer 94 comments
Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs As Pesticide 107 comments
Frog Foam Photosynthesis 21 comments
Scientists Demonstrate Mammalian Tissue Regeneration 260 comments
Blind Soldier Uses Tongue To "See" 107 comments
Golden Nanocages To Put the Heat On Cancer Cells 97 comments
Yale Law Student Wants Government To Have Everybody's DNA 544 comments
Nose Scanners — the New Face of Biometrics? 115 comments
Hunting Disease Origins By Whole-Genome Sequencing 124 comments
Wood Eating Gribbles May Hold Key To Biofuels 4 comments
Doctors Skirt FDA To Heal Patients With Stem Cells 394 comments
New "Hairy" Material Is Almost Perfectly Hydrophobic 133 comments
The Computer That Can Read Your Mind 145 comments
Printing Replacement Body Parts 101 comments
The Role of Human Culture In Natural Selection 337 comments
Newborns' Blood Used To Build Secret DNA Database 263 comments
"Immortal Molecule" Evolves — How Close To Synthetic Life? 270 comments
The Blind Shall See Again, But When? 226 comments
Greenlander's DNA Sequenced, After 5,000 Years 80 comments
Re-Engineering the Immune System 175 comments
Virus-Detecting "Lab On a Chip" Developed At BYU 71 comments
Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems 268 comments
"Vegetative State" Patients Can Communicate 347 comments
$350 Test Screens For 100 Single-Gene Disorders 4 comments
Next X-Prize — $10M For a Brain-Computer Interface 175 comments
DIY Texting System For Really Underground Radio 98 comments
Monitor Your Health 24x7 With the WIN Human Recorder 66 comments
Neurons Created Directly From Skin Cells 231 comments
"Normal" Prions May Protect Myelin 81 comments
Open Source Software Meets Do-It-Yourself Biology 113 comments
Scientists To Breed the Auroch From Extinction 277 comments
WHO To Investigate Handling of Swine Flu Information, Vaccine Orders 372 comments
Nanowires Inject Molecules Into Living Cells 45 comments
One Variety of Sea Slugs Cuts Out the Energy Middleman 232 comments
Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn 766 comments
Scientists and Lawyers Argue For Open US DNA Database 120 comments
The 9 Most Tested Lab Animals 235 comments
How Norway Fought Staph Infections 595 comments
Scientists Measure How Quickly Plant Genes Mutate 67 comments
Machine Translates Thoughts Into Speech 93 comments

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