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Biohacking Worries

As DIY genetic engineering becomes more popular, the New York Times writes that even biohackers say that the tools could lead to someone getting hurt, either by accident or on purpose.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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