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Edinburgh University's Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep, is giving up his old cloning methods for a new one developed by Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University, reports the BBC. Yamanaka's method genetically modifies adult cells, such as skin cells, to make them more like stem cells.

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As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.

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