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World Changing Ideas 2010

Ten thoughts, trends and technologies that have the power to transform our lives

By THE EDITORS, John Pavlus, Tom Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Svoboda, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Matthew L. Wald

The DNA Transistor

A new approach to DNA sequencing could revolutionize our understanding of genetics

By Elizabeth Svoboda

A Killer Water Filter

Novel materials promise better access to clean water around the world

By Melinda Wenner Moyer

One Hundred Tests

A cheap diagnostic warns couples against passing rare genetic diseases to their offspring

By Mary Carmichael

Gas from Trash

Modified microbes eat waste and secrete fuel

By Matthew L. Wald


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