Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’

Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a micro scale, and that opens up a whole host of new opportunities, from being able to create bespoke synthetic organisms to teleporting life across the universe.   The chance of a...

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Second anti-aging pill that extends lifespans by a quarter heads to human trials

Second anti-aging pill that extends lifespans by a quarter heads to human trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A bacterium found on Easter Island is the source of a drug that extends life in lab animals, and researchers want to know if it could do the same for humans, but research and regulatory hurdles may make the road ahead a long one.  ...

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Gene therapy successfully cures two babies of cancer

Gene therapy successfully cures two babies of cancer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New gene therapy treatments could spell the end of painful and exhausting chemotherapy treatments, and give patients new hope, but there’s a long road ahead still.   Just think of living in a world where people don’t have to go in for chemotherapy treatment any...

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