Opinion | The Bacteria Babies Need – The New York Times

The rise in cesareans, the overuse of antibiotics and the use of infant formula may have wiped out a bacteria that kept babies healthy.

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A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing – The New York Times

Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscle Tissue to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they’re a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.

Source: New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscle Tissue to Move

Hybrid human–chicken embryos illuminate key developmental milestone

Researchers try to get around restrictions on human embryo research by creating human/chicken chimera embryos that are not technically human.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of human embryonic stem cells

A new technique reveals the earliest stages of human development without the need for human embryos.

Source: Hybrid human–chicken embryos illuminate key developmental milestone

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.

Source: Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse