Gene drive method could rapidly halt malaria transmission

A technique that subverts the rules of genetic inheritance could stop mosquitoes from carrying malaria, but may not be tried in wild for 15 years

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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Engineered fillets on sale in two years as US approves GM salmon

Success will depend on whether claims of the salmon's commercial benefits prove true and if supermarkets change their plans not to stock it

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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Altering the physiological circuits of flatworms makes them grow the heads of other species

A new research project at Tufts University in Massachusetts has seen biologists successfully induce flatworms of a specific species to grow the head and brain you'd expect to find on ...

Tue 24 Nov 15 from Gizmag

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Human vocal cords built from scratch in world first

Scientists have grown vocal cords using human cells, which make voice-like sounds when placed in dog throats

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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'Digital chimp' trove preserves brains of retired apes

NIH to fund a cache of brain tissue and online data in place of live-animal experimentation.

18 hours ago from Nature News

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African finch sings and performs superfast Happy Feet tap dance

A strange buzzing sound made during the singing mating ritual of an African finch is in fact a tap dance so fast it is invisible to the human eye

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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Horns and body of Nola the rhino to be preserved at Smithsonian

The horns and body of Nola, the northern white rhino who died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, are being sent to the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington ...

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World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", warn scientists.

Thu 19 Nov 15 from BBC News

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Pigeons classify breast cancer images

A study finds that pigeons, with training, can identify breast cancer in mammagrams just as accurately as human experts.

Fri 20 Nov 15 from BBC News

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Experts propose revisions for international health regulations

A trio of global health law experts from Georgetown warn the window for fundamental reform of the International Health Regulations—opened by the Ebola epidemic—is 'rapidly closing.'

Mon 23 Nov 15 from Medical Xpress

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