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Let people most affected by gene editing write CRISPR rules

April 29, 2016 - 3:33pm
At a human gene editing summit in Paris today, scientists, ethicists and lawyers made the case for those affected by gene editing to call the shots

Strange Manx comet is time capsule from the early solar system

April 29, 2016 - 11:00am
The tiny-tailed comet C/2014 S3 is a preserved piece of the original material that made the rocky planets, not a dirty snowball like its cometary siblings

Ebola virus does a total shutdown to hide before a fresh strike

April 29, 2016 - 11:00am
Evidence that Ebola can lie dormant for over a year suggests that 17,000 survivors of the disease in West Africa could yet spread the virus to many others

Muscular dystrophy is tragic, but patients aren’t always right

April 29, 2016 - 9:53am
A US panel has rejected a new drug for muscular dystrophy. It was the right call, says Clare Wilson – it’s a myth that ground-breaking drugs are being kept from us

The teenager who can’t help speaking in a French accent

April 29, 2016 - 8:59am
Scanning the brain of a boy who has foreign accent syndrome has revealed that we use the cerebellum, a primitive region of our brains, to plan speech

Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

April 29, 2016 - 5:36am
A data-sharing agreement obtained by New Scientist shows that Google DeepMind's collaboration with the NHS goes far beyond what it has publicly announced

Weasel halts LHC experiments after chewing on a power cable

April 29, 2016 - 5:17am
The Large Hadron Collider has suffered a power outage after the unfortunate critter chewed on a 66 kilovolt electrical transformer

Japanese satellite’s death spiral linked to software malfunction

April 29, 2016 - 3:49am
The Hitomi X-ray space telescope has failed just months after its launch, leaving astronomers hoping to glimpse black holes devastated

Coma brain scans predict if a person will ever recover awareness

April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Detecting brain circuits that switch back and forth give a good indication of whether someone with brain damage is ever likely to recover full consciousness  

Your choice of chocolate and contraceptive affect your gut bugs

April 28, 2016 - 11:00am
The largest ever study of microbiomes reveals 69 factors that affect the bacteria that live in your gut, including diet and everyday medicines

Kingdom-busting volcanoes linked to the rise of the Roman Empire

April 28, 2016 - 9:56am
Unrest that spelled the end of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, paving the way for the Roman Empire, may have been triggered by droughts caused by eruptions

SpaceX says it will fly to Mars in 2018 – what are its chances?

April 28, 2016 - 3:06am
The timeline could slip, but industry experts are remarkably optimistic about Elon Musk's company's chances of landing a craft on Mars in the next few years

Processed food bad, natural food good? We’ve got it so wrong

April 28, 2016 - 2:46am
The trend of demonising all processed food is misguided and will only doom attempts to persuade busy consumers to eat a balanced diet, says Anthony Warner

Sperm-binding beads could work as fertility aid or contraceptive

April 27, 2016 - 11:00am
Microbeads coated in a human egg protein work as a contraceptive in mice and could also be used to select the best sperm for IVF  

Record ivory burning shows world is failing Africa’s elephants

April 27, 2016 - 11:00am
As Kenya prepares to symbolically destroy a huge stockpile of poached ivory, it is time for a radical rethink of how to save elephants, says Paola Cavalieri

Antibiotics apocalypse: Tales from fighters on the front line

April 27, 2016 - 11:00am
Our hospitals could one day be brought to their knees by antibiotic-resistant superbugs – doctors and scientists are seeing the first glimpse of such a world

Map of the brain’s word filing system could help us read minds

April 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Brain scans show how words linked to specific concepts are stored in themed areas, giving us a way to peek at people's thoughts

App watches you take your pills and knows when you’re faking

April 27, 2016 - 10:00am
A smartphone app monitors drug trial participants to ensure they take their medication correctly, and can also check that people finish courses of antibiotics

App watches you take your pills and knows when you’re faking

April 27, 2016 - 10:00am
A smartphone app monitors drug trial participants to ensure they take their medication correctly, and can also check that people finish courses of antibiotics

How Minecraft is helping children with autism make new friends

April 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Playing video games online can be antisocial – but the Autcraft community is helping children with autism learn social skills and build relationships