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Beijing enjoyed its third day of artificially induced snow on Thursday after its longest drought in 38 years.


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We are going from reading our genetic code to the ability to write it. That gives us the hypothetical ability to do things never contemplated before". ... Mr Venter believes designer genomes have enormous positive potential if properly regulated. In the long-term, he hopes they could lead to alternative energy sources previously unthinkable. Bacteria could be created, he speculates, that could help mop up excessive carbon dioxide,...
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We like to distinguish synthetic life from artificial life. With synthetic life, we're re-designing the cell chromosomes; we're not creating a whole new artificial life system.


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Lojban is a constructed, syntactically unambiguous human language based on predicate logic. ... Has a grammar that is based on predicate logic, designed to express complex logical constructs precisely. Has no irregularities or ambiguities in spelling and grammar (although word derivation relies on arbitrary variant forms). This gives rise to high intelligibility for computer parsing. Is designed to be as culturally neutral as possible...
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Scientists in Cambridge have shown that an "artificial pancreas" can be used to regulate blood sugar in children with Type 1 diabetes.


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A novel - and natural - way of creating new bones for humans could be just a few years away.
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They are using a new stem cell technique that allows them to turn a small piece of skin from the patient into a small piece of brain.


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Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year.


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