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Cellular Reprogramming Boosts Liver Regeneration in Mice

Scientists have shown that partial cellular reprogramming can significantly increase the already impressive regenerative capacity of the liver.

Could we make ageing a thing of the past?

Recent scientific advances raise the prospect of living longer – but 'healthspan' is just as important as lifespan.

Breakthrough CRISPR Technique Allows Genetic Editing Of Cockroaches

Researchers have successfully used CRISPR on cockroaches in a first that opens the door to future gene-editing research on insects.

‘Thinkers And Innovators’: What It Will Take To Figure Out The Brain, From A Neuroscience And AI Pioneer

Terrence Sejnowski is a professor at the Salk Institute and a pioneer in computational neuroscience and artificial neural networks.

Fatherless mice are created in the lab using only unfertilised mouse eggs

A team of researchers from China and the U.S. have managed to obtain offspring from a single unfertilized egg from a mouse.

Embryonic stem cell discovery creates opportunity to study our genomic ‘wake up call’

Human cells behaving like those at a crucial embryological milestone have been identified, enabling insights into early development.

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea – ethicists explain

US startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction.

Scientists create the first embryo with human and non-human primate cells

In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.

New CRISPR Technology Allows Turning Genes Off and On Again

A new CRISPR method allows researchers to silence most genes in the human genome and then reverse the changes.

Researchers have grown ‘human embryos’ from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.