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4 New DNA Letters Double Life's Alphabet

Synthetic DNA seems to behave like the natural variety, suggesting a broader swathe of chemicals could support life than the four that evolved on Earth

February 22, 2019 — Matthew Warren and Nature magazine

How the Next Recession Could Save Lives

Death rates have dropped during past economic downturns, even as many health trends have worsened. Researchers are scrambling to decipher lessons before the next big recession

February 13, 2019 — Lynne Peeples and Nature magazine

A Father's Fight

Nick Sireau’s quest to give his sons weed killer could help thousands struggling with rare genetic conditions

February 13, 2019 — David Adam and Nature magazine

The Fluorine Detectives

Researchers are battling to identify and assess a worrying class of persistent chemicals

February 13, 2019 — XiaoZhi Lim and Nature magazine

Turkey Creates Its First Space Agency

A decree by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has established a national space agency, but many details are still to come

February 5, 2019 — Çağrı Mert Bakırcı-Taylor and Nature magazine
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