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Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation

Reverence for Robots: Japanese Workers Treasure Automation

By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 18
The debate over machines snatching jobs from people is muted in Japan, where birth rates have been sinking for decades, raising fears of a labor shortage.

Egypt Archaeologists Discover Tombs Dating Back 2,000 Years

Egypt Archaeologists Discover Tombs Dating Back 2,000 Years

Aug 18
Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.

Arctic Voyage Finds Global Warming Impact on Ice, Animals

Arctic Voyage Finds Global Warming Impact on Ice, Animals

By Frank Jordans | Aug 16
The Associated Press joined international researchers on a month-long, 10,000 kilometer (6,200-mile) journey to document the impact of climate change on the forbidding ice and frigid waters of the Far North. Here's what happened.

Salk Scientists Reveal New Kind of Brain Cells

Salk Scientists Reveal New Kind of Brain Cells

Aug 15
Salk Institute and University of California San Diego scientists have, for the first time, profiled chemical modifications of DNA molecules in individual neurons, giving the most detailed information yet on what makes brain cells different.

Study Boosts Hope of 'Liquid Biopsies' for Cancer Screening

Study Boosts Hope of 'Liquid Biopsies' for Cancer Screening

By Marilynn Marchione | Aug 13
Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer.

Science Report: Who Gets Hotter, Wetter with Climate Change

Science Report: Who Gets Hotter, Wetter with Climate Change

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 9
A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region.

U.S. Scientists Contradict Trump's Climate Claims

U.S. Scientists Contradict Trump's Climate Claims

By Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein | Aug 9
It is the latest example of collisions between Trump's environmental policies and the facts presented by his government's experts.

Early Gene-Editing Success Holds Promise For Preventing Inherited Diseases

Early Gene-Editing Success Holds Promise For Preventing Inherited Diseases

Aug 7
Using CRISPR-Cas9, scientists have, for the first time, corrected a disease-causing mutation in early stage human embryos with gene editing.

Canada OKs Idaho Company's Genetically Engineered Potatoes

Canada OKs Idaho Company's Genetically Engineered Potatoes

By Keith Ridler | Aug 7
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian officials said Thursday.

First Safe Repair of Disease-Causing Gene in Human Embryos

First Safe Repair of Disease-Causing Gene in Human Embryos

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 4
In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

Researchers Creating Warning System for Toxic Algae in Lakes

Researchers Creating Warning System for Toxic Algae in Lakes

By John Seewer | Aug 1
Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.

In U.S. First, Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos

In U.S. First, Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 30
For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

Pressure Mounts to Curtail Surgery on Intersex Children

Pressure Mounts to Curtail Surgery on Intersex Children

By David Crary | Jul 30
Some intersex children may undergo surgery aimed at assigning them as male or female, yet grow up to identify as the other sex - a potentially traumatic situation.

Salk Scientists Solve Longstanding Biological Mystery of DNA Organization

Salk Scientists Solve Longstanding Biological Mystery of DNA Organization

Jul 28
Scientists at the Salk Institute and the University of California, San Diego, have for the first time provided an unprecedented view of the 3D structure of human chromatin -- the combination of DNA and proteins -- in the nucleus of living human cells.

Janssen Enters Collaboration with Bavarian Nordic To Develop Vaccines Against Hepatitis B Virus And HIV-1

Janssen Enters Collaboration with Bavarian Nordic To Develop Vaccines Against Hepatitis B Virus And HIV-1

Jul 28
Janssen Pharmaceuticals has teamed up with Bavarian Nordic to develop potential new vaccine regimens against hepatitis B virus HIV-1.

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