Peter Carr

Nov. 08, 2013

Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.

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Playing Cut And Paste With DNA Of Living Bacteria

Researchers edited the genomes of living bacteria to work with a new set of genetic instructions.

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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