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‘Brain-on-a-chip’ tests effects of biological and chemical agents, develop countermeasures

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need

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A state Supreme Court justice’s open letter to AI

Let me start with two brief stories about social change. The first concerns changing laws and values about relationships. Only in 1967-in the aptly named case of Loving v. Virginia-did the United States Supreme Court recognize that laws prohibiting interracial marriage violated the United States Constitution. Nineteen years before, in 1948, the Supreme Court of…

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Assay of nearly 5,000 mutations reveals roots of genetic splicing errors

Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.

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You Can’t Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say

Dashing the hopes of anyone who wants to be their own grandpa, some theorists now say this darling of science fiction just isn't possible.

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You Can't Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say

Dashing the hopes of anyone who wants to be their own grandpa, some theorists now say this darling of science fiction just isn't possible.

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Cosmos’ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Transforming How We Think About Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s best-known astrophysicist, speaks with Parade about his passion for the laws of nature and how he wants to “transform how we think about science.”  Starting in March, this science rock star will become an even bigger cultural phenomenon as he hosts Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, a 13-part, prime-time series airing on both […]