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How to Kick-Start Innovation with Free Data

Weather and GPS information stimulated the economy with new products and services. Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, wants to repeat that success with the rest of the government’s data trove...

March 23, 2013 — Philip Yam

Famous "HeLa" Human Cell Line Gets Its DNA Sequenced

The genome of the cell line, which originated from a deadly cervical tumor taken from a patient named Henrietta Lacks, is riddled with errors, raising questions about its continued use in research...

March 15, 2013 — Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine

How Self-Healing Microchips Recover

Caltech engineers have constructed a new kind of microchip that can learn to heal its own information pathways

March 12, 2013 — Marshall Honorof and TechNewsDaily

Many Colonoscopies for Seniors Carry Unnecessary Risks

Colon cancer usually progresses slowly, so early detection is less likely to benefit older adults. Also, colonoscopies come with a risk of perforation of the intestine, bleeding or incontinence...

March 12, 2013 — Karen Rowan and MyHealthNewsDaily

Immortal Line of Cloned Mice Created

Mice can be cloned via somatic cell nuclear transfer from other mice indefinitely, a new technique suggests. The technique could be used for large-scale production of superior-quality animals for farming or conservation purposes...

March 8, 2013 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience

Bendable Needles Developed to Deliver Stem Cells into Brains

The flexible needles could help doctors deliver stem cells to broader areas of the brain with fewer injections. Such therapies are being investigated for Parkinson's disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders...

March 5, 2013 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine
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