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Watch a robot made of DNA swing its arm

By Sarah CrespiJan. 18, 2018 , 2:00 PM DNA origami has been used to build many things on the nanoscale—miniscule doughnuts, teddy bears, even the Mona Lisa. But making a 3D shape is not the same as making a machine—or a robot. Now, scientists have shown they can control a …

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Broad Institute takes a hit in European CRISPR patent struggle

European Patent Office in Munich, Germany European Patent Office By Kelly ServickJan. 18, 2018 , 3:30 PM A decision from the European Patent Office (EPO) has put the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on shaky ground with its intellectual property claims to the gene-editing tool CRISPR. EPO yesterday revoked a patent …

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In Trump’s first year, science advice sees a marked decline

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons By Jeffrey BrainardJan. 18, 2018 , 10:00 AM Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, expert panels that provide key federal agencies with science advice have had fewer members and met less often than at any time since 1997, when the government started tracking such numbers, a …

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