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Quote: Wishire on genetic engineering

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The Brave New World vs 1984 debate

Michael Cook BioEdge Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a touchstone for much commentary on contemporary bioethical debates, from moral enhancement to genetic engineering to assisted reproduction. Published in 1933, its vision now seems prophetic – at least in some … Continue reading

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Tongue analysis software uses ancient Chinese medicine to warn of disease

Timothy Wall EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. — For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is … Continue reading

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British Team Cancels Geoengineering Experiment

Jon Cartwright Science Insider A U.K. project that is examining the feasibility of geoengineering the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming will no longer involve an outdoor experiment that was scheduled to take place later this year. The Stratospheric Particle … Continue reading

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University of Akron engineering professor raises doubts about jet crash that killed Poland’s president

John Mangels Cleveland.com The 2010 jet crash that killed Poland’s president, first lady and dozens of dignitaries during a politically sensitive visit to Russia couldn’t have happened the way official investigations say, a University of Akron engineering professor’s analysis shows. … Continue reading

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Orangutans show engineering skills when building nests

BBC News Orangutans show remarkably advanced engineering skills when making nests, researchers say. The researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, followed and filmed the apes in the forests of Sumatra. The team also took orangutans’ nests apart … Continue reading

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‘Living’ Micro-Robot Could Detect Diseases in Humans

Science Daily A tiny prototype robot that functions like a living creature is being developed which one day could be safely used to pinpoint diseases within the human body. Called ‘Cyberplasm’, it will combine advanced microelectronics with latest research in … Continue reading

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Agenda 21 on Steroids

Debbie Coffey PPJG The Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development is Agenda 21 on steroids. If you take the word “Environment” out of the title (which seems to be thrown in to placate you), and call this the International … Continue reading

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How to Build a Beating Heart

Explorer National Geographic Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body’s natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts.

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‘Tis the season of fulminant fruitiness

BioEdge Newspapers have their “silly season” of shock-horror absurdities in the slow news summer months. How about bioethics journals? When two very loopy articles surface in peer-reviewed journals in as many weeks, it’s clearly February and March. First there was … Continue reading

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