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How the ‘groundbreaking’ Henrietta Lacks settlement could change research

Members of Henrietta Lacks’s family walk with attorney Ben Crump (centre) ahead of announcing their lawsuit against Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2021.Credit: Amy...

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Threatened Mexican oasis loses its main researcher and protector — will it survive?

On a warm day in March, ecologist Valeria Souza went into a temazcal, or sweat lodge, in Texcoco, Mexico, to pray for the...

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‘Virgin birth’ genetically engineered into female animals for the first time

A giant chromosome from the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, which has been bioengineered to reproduce asexually.Credit: Robert Markus/SPL For the first time, scientists...

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how AI research can break it open

The sculpture of Alan Turning at Bletchley Park, UK. It is 73 years since Turing proposed an ‘imitation’ game as a test of...

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Dementia risk linked to blood-protein imbalance in middle age

A slice through the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia.Credit: Anatomical Travelogue/Science Photo Library A study...

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India’s Moon lander successfully launches — but biggest challenge lies ahead

India launched Chandrayaan-3, its third lunar mission, on 14 July. The goal is to become the fourth country to achieve a controlled landing...

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Deep-sea mining could soon be approved — how bad is it?

An excavating machine on the Japanese research vessel Hakurei collected cobalt-rich ocean sediments in a 2020 test run.Credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Commercial...

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the science behind the decision

Aspartame is used to sweeten thousands of food and drink products.Credit: BSIP SA/Alamy The cancer-research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has...

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ChatGPT gives an extra productivity boost to weaker writers

ChatGPT allowed study participants to finish a writing assignment faster than participants who did not have access to the tool.Credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via...

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US congressional hearing produces heat but no light on COVID-origins debate

Brad Wenstrup, a Republican representative from Ohio, is chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.Credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty US House Republicans have...