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Why cultivated meat is about to have its Tesla Roadster moment

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New cell-programming technology could help propel lab-grown meat into the mainstream

Daan Luining, Molecular Biology

The banana as we know it is going extinct. Could gene editing save it?

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How the Cavendish pandemic could pave the way for tastier bananas

Frank Swain

Two mini microscopes watched a mouse’s brain move its body in real time

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Sruthi Sanjeev Balakrishnan, National Centre for Biological Sciences

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How deadly is COVID-19? A biostatistician answers

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Ronald D. Fricker, Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The sugar in semen makes HIV drugs less effective

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Sexual rivalries are how you evolve antlers, pincers, and tusks

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Male-male competition makes animals "horny" as well

Kendall Powell, Knowable Magazine

What are the advantages of an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19?

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Albatrosses can spy on illegal fishing in international waters

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Ashley Marranzino, University of Rhode Island

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Here's how to make health technology accessible to everyone

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Sophie Okolo, Health Technology

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Rapid DNA sequencing of unknown bacteria helps doctors choose which antibiotics to treat it with

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This could cut treatment time from days to hours and decrease overall antibiotic use

Allison J Matthews, Tufts University

What makes something smell good or bad?

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Weihong Lin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rakaia Kenney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kayla Lemons, University of Maryland, Baltimore County