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NASA's Dawn mission finds life's building blocks on dwarf planet Ceres
It sure doesn’t pay to underestimate Ceres: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has spotted signs of organic molecules on the frigid dwarf planet.
NASA's Dawn mission finds life's building blocks on dwarf planet Ceres


By adding an antibody to HIV treatment, researchers send virus into 'sustained remission' in monkeys

Scientists may have found a way for patients with HIV to keep the virus in check without having to take powerful drugs every day. But despit...

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Cosmic radiation may leave astronauts with long-term cases of ‘space brain,’ study says

This is your brain in space — and it does not look pretty. Scientists studying the effects of radiation in rodents say that astronauts expos...

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How ‘Goldilocks fires’ can give rise to vibrant bird communities years after a forest blaze

California has a complicated relationship with wildfires.

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Health and Medicine

With CRISPR, scientists correct genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease

The promise of a revolutionary gene-editing technology is beginning to be realized in experiments aimed at curing sickle cell disease.

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UC Berkeley suffers big loss in CRISPR patent fight: What's next for the powerful gene-editing technology?

The scientists who first harnessed the powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR suffered a major defeat Wednesday in their long-runn...

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