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London-based blockchain startup Genomes.io is on a mission to protect and productize DNA. By sequencing and then securely storing full genome sequences using blockchain technology, industries such as pharmaceuticals and insurance will be able to query an individual’s DNA data and reimburse those who should decide to share their information. The DNA industry is growing
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To startup founder and Stanford Medical graduate Jesse Karmazin, blood is the next big government-approved drug. Karmazin recently launched Ambrosia Medical – a startup that fills the veins of older people with fresh blood from young donors – in the hopes that the procedure will help conquer ageing by rejuvenating the body’s organs. The company
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For the first time, scientists have discovered all-female termite colonies, living and flourishing in Japan. While we know of several insect species that easily thrive without any males, this is an exciting new development in our understanding of asexual reproduction. Most species on this planet reproduce sexually, requiring both male and female gametes in order
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Getty royalty free Looking for short-cuts to healthier places in our lives isn’t laziness, it’s how our brains are wired. We’re short-cut-centric because the quickest route to a goal conserves energy (the human brain, while an energy-hog to operate, is adept at minimizing its energy outlay). Thankfully, there’s a strong current in behavioral research focused on finding short-cuts
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The Catholic Church seems to be close to an agreement with the Chinese government. The crux of the matter is that the Vatican will formally recognize bishops appointed by the Chinese government. This has, according to CNN, been a “key sticking point between Beijing and the Vatican since relations broke down in 1951.” A cross
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