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6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifi...

Health

Earlier this year, six pediatric scientists decapitated six Lego minifigures, then swallowed the heads. The researchers did this to answer a simple, scientific question: How long does it take to poop a brick?

Second Magazine Section

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

January 22, 2019

Earlier this year, six pediatric scientists decapitated six Lego minifigures, then swallowed the heads. The researchers did this to answer a simple, scientific question: How long does it take to poop a brick?

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

January 22, 2019

A scientist in China may have used a powerful gene-editing tool to snip out unwanted genes from human embryos, creating the first genetically modified humans and bringing a dystopian future feared by many one step closer.

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

January 22, 2019

It’s long been thought that people inherit mitochondrial DNA — genetic material found inside cells’ mitochondria — exclusively from their mothers. But now, a provocative new study finds that, in rare cases, dads can pass on mitochondrial DNA, too.

Third Magazine Section

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifi...

January 22, 2019

Earlier this year, six pediatric scientists decapitated six Lego minifigures, then swallowed the heads. The researchers did this to answer a simple, scientific question: How long does it take to poop a brick?

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

January 22, 2019

A scientist in China may have used a powerful gene-editing tool to snip out unwanted genes from human embryos, creating the first genetically modified humans and bringing a dystopian future feared by many one step closer.

Fourth Magazine Section

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifi...

January 22, 2019

Earlier this year, six pediatric scientists decapitated six Lego minifigures, then swallowed the heads. The researchers did this to answer a simple, scientific question: How long does it take to poop a brick?

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

January 22, 2019

A scientist in China may have used a powerful gene-editing tool to snip out unwanted genes from human embryos, creating the first genetically modified humans and bringing a dystopian future feared by many one step closer.

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

January 22, 2019

It’s long been thought that people inherit mitochondrial DNA — genetic material found inside cells’ mitochondria — exclusively from their mothers. But now, a provocative new study finds that, in rare cases, dads can pass on mitochondrial DNA, too.

Chinese Doctor That Created Gene-Edited Babies Gets Grilled by ‘Horrified’ Colleagues

Chinese Doctor That Created Gene-Edited Ba...

January 22, 2019

Jiankui He, the Chinese scientist who claims to have edited the genes of twin babies, spoke publicly about his research for the first time today (Nov. 28) in Hong Kong, at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing.

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already

Earlier this year, six pediatric scientists decapitated six Lego minifigures, then swallowed the heads. The researchers did this to answer a simple, scientific question: How long does it take to poop a brick? Continue reading “6 Doctors Swallowed and Pooped Lego Minifigures Already” »

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China

A scientist in China may have used a powerful gene-editing tool to snip out unwanted genes from human embryos, creating the first genetically modified humans and bringing a dystopian future feared by many one step closer. Continue reading “Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China” »

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA

It’s long been thought that people inherit mitochondrial DNA — genetic material found inside cells’ mitochondria — exclusively from their mothers. But now, a provocative new study finds that, in rare cases, dads can pass on mitochondrial DNA, too. Continue reading “Dads Can Pass on Mitochondrial DNA” »

Chinese Doctor That Created Gene-Edited Babies Gets Grilled by ‘Horrified’ Colleagues

Chinese Doctor That Created Gene-Edited Babies Gets Grilled by 'Horrified' Colleagues

Jiankui He, the Chinese scientist who claims to have edited the genes of twin babies, spoke publicly about his research for the first time today (Nov. 28) in Hong Kong, at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing. Continue reading “Chinese Doctor That Created Gene-Edited Babies Gets Grilled by ‘Horrified’ Colleagues” »

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