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Masters of Synthetic Life

A fleeting image of a slide at Craig Venter's 2008 TED presentation on synthetic life captures synthetic genomics in a nutshell.

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Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

Dental and tissue engineering researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have harnessed the pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to generate complex, multilayer tissues that mimic human skin and the oral mucosa (the moist tissue that lines the inside of the mouth).

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A Hierarchy of Stem Cells

Most junior scientists prefer to tell us what they know — not what they don’t know. That’s how they are likely to get media attention among their peers and establish their future reputations.

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