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Geckos sprint across water on air bubbles they make with their legs

6 December 2018 Geckos sprint across water on air bubbles they make with their legs Some geckos can walk on water in an unusual way Chalermchai Chamnanyon / Alamy Stock Photo By Chelsea Whyte Flat-tailed house geckos can skitter across the surface of water – and now we know how […]

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Genetic disorders should be the focus of CRISPR gene editing trials

5 December 2018 Genetic disorders should be the focus of CRISPR gene editing trials Science Photo Library – ZEPHYR By Michael Le Page He Jiankui tried to use to , but many believe the most-compelling case for gene editing before birth is to prevent genetic disorders. Most disorders caused by […]

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Why Australia’s new encryption laws may actually help criminals

7 December 2018 Why Australia’s new encryption laws may actually help criminals WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to keep messages secure Geoff Smith / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Why does Australia want to let law enforcement access encrypted messages? On Thursday, that will force tech companies to help police […]

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China is about to launch a mission to explore the far side of the moon

7 December 2018 China is about to launch a mission to explore the far side of the moon The Chang’e 4 lander is headed for the far side of the moon CASC By Yvaine Ye China is heading to an unknown lunar landscape. If all goes to plan, it will […]

We’ve added letters to the genetic code – and the results are amazing
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We’ve added letters to the genetic code – and the results are amazing

5 December 2018 We’ve added letters to the genetic code – and the results are amazing The first life forms with a six-letter genetic code are already pumping out drugs and other materials that nature has never seen before Ronald Kurniawan By James Mitchell Crow MAKING a living thing is […]