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Biotechnology

• Stem Cells,
• Artificial Life,
• Synthetic Biology,
and more.

Twisted by Design
Twisted by Design
It’s not out of the ordinary for my wife to call me on my cell phone when I’m on the way home from the...
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by Fazale Rana Read
Faster by Design, Part 2 of 2
Faster by Design, Part 2 of 2
As the business adage goes, “Time is money.” Time is also a valuable resource for living organisms. By themselves, most chemical reactions needed to...
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by Fazale Rana Read
Faster by Design, Part 1 of 2
Faster by Design, Part 1 of 2
I have three teenage daughters who frustrate me to no end at times. I’m the type of person that likes to get where I’m...
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by Fazale Rana Read
No, No, Nanobacteria
No, No, Nanobacteria
Common wisdom would say that someone who is less than six feet tall would never make it as a professional basketball player. Size matters...
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by Fazale Rana Read
Pig Organs May One Day Save Human Lives
Pig Organs May One Day Save Human Lives
More than one woman has exclaimed, “Men are pigs!” Ongoing biomedical advances may well make this sentiment much more than a metaphorical insult as...
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by Fazale Rana Read
Book Reviews: Unmasking Misconceptions
Book Reviews: Unmasking Misconceptions
The Human Genome Project (HGP) and affiliated technologies, such as cloning and stem cell research, elicit both confusion and concern. Advances in biotechnology may...
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by Fazale Rana Read
A New Direction for Stem Cell Research
A New Direction for Stem Cell Research
Linda’s daughter has heart disease, Sylvia’s husband Alzheimer’s. Joe’s neighbor has Parkinson’s, Jesse’s nephew is paralyzed. All of these people long for medical research...
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by Fazale Rana Read