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Humanized yeast: Scientists create yeast with important human genes

Humanized yeast: Scientists create yeast with important human genes

Daran-Lapujade’s lab took human DNA (in red) coding for essential muscle cell functions and inserted it into the DNA (chromosomes in purple) of a yeast cell (in yellow). Humanized yeast can be used as a tool for medical studies, for example in drug testing and cancer research. Credit: Studio Ella Maru / Pascale Daran-Lapujade Scientists …

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MIT scientists create color-shifting films inspired by 19th-century holography

MIT scientists create color-shifting films inspired by 19th-century holography

Real-time video capturing the stretch of an 8×6 inch structural color pattern that features a bouquet of flowers as a tribute to the work of 19th century physicist Gabriel Lippmann. Real-time video capturing the stretch of an 8×6 inch structural color pattern that features a bouquet of flowers as a tribute to the work of …

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Scientists create synthetic mouse embryos, a potential key to curing humans

Scientists create synthetic mouse embryos, a potential key to curing humans

Comment this story Comment Israeli stem cell researchers have created synthetic mouse embryos without using sperm or eggs, then grown them in an artificial womb for eight days, a development that opens a window into a fascinating and potentially charged field of science that could one day be used to create replacement organs for humans. …

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MIT researchers create artificial synapses 10,000 times faster than biological synapses

Researchers have been trying for years to build artificial synapses in hopes of approaching the unparalleled computational performance of the human brain. A new approach has now succeeded in designing them 1,000 times smaller and 10,000 times faster than their biological counterparts. Despite the runaway success of deep learning over the past decade, this brain-inspired …

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