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IBM, Scientists Seek Public’s Help With Millions Of Virtual Experiments Mapping The Human Microbiome

The Microbiome Immunity Project aims to help scientists understand how the trillions of bacteria in our bodies impact human disease. IBM’s World Community Grid wants to harness the computing power donated by millions of volunteers from all over the world to do it.

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Bioengineered Lungs With Intact Blood Vessels Just Came One Step Closer to Reality

A group of researchers at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have successfully developed the first functional vascularised lung scaffold, and it could dramatically change how lung disease is treated.

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In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Researchers have found a way to reliably remove disease-causing mutations from human embryos, an achievement sure to renew concerns over so-called designer babies.

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ScIQ Interviews: Katherine Jin and Keith Comito, Challenges In American Innovation

How do we make it in today’s crazy, alternative facts, almost alternative world–we get creative, we get INNOVATIVE. Here on ScIQ, we’re talking to two incre…

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Harvard May Have Pinpointed the Source of Human Consciousness

A study of 36 patients with brainstem lesions revealed that the majority of those in comas had damage in a specific area of the brainstem, while most conscious patients did not. The identification of the areas of the brain responsible for consciousness could lead to new treatment options for patients in comas or vegetative states.