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Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore

Ecco, 2017

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Tracing Single-Cell Histories
Origins of mutations in single cells during human brain development and aging are revealed

Je H. Lee

Science, 2018

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Baby’s First Bacteria
The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.

Cassandra Willyard

Nature, 2018

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Differences Can Hold Populations Together
Evolution favours the body form best adapted to the local environment, but it can also favour rare forms. Stickleback experiments reveal how these two selection forces can interact, and how this can limit population divergence.

David N. Reznick and Joseph Travis

Nature, 2017

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Three Ways to Accelerate Science
Chan Zuckerberg Science will prioritize the elements that made roundworm studies soar – creativity, openness and shareable resources, writes its president, Cori Bargmann.

Cori Bargmann

Nature, 2018

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A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel

Grand Central, 2017

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An Emerging Markets Perspective

The Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU, 2015

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Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact

Steven Kotler

Amazon Publishing, 2015

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Inspired by Nature
The Thrilling New Science that Could Transform Medicine

Laura Parker

The Guardian, 2016

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Turning Piglets Into Personalized Avatars for Sick Kids
A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs.

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2017

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