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A world first: for the first time, a human liver has been processed in a machine and then successfully transplanted

image: Pr Pierre-Alain Clavien and Pr Philipp Dutkowski during machine-treated liver transplantation. see After Credit: USZ The Liver4Life research team owes its infusion machine, developed in-house, to the fact that it became possible to implant a human organ in a patient after a three-day storage period outside the body. The machine mimics the human body …

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Changing our DNA: “The era of human therapeutic gene editing has arrived”

While Rose spent her short life helping break the stigma attached to a devastating disease, geneticist David Liu dedicated his career to developing ways to alter the genetic code that claimed his life at such a young age. “That a single misspelling in her DNA ended Adalia’s life so soon is a loss to all …

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Changing our DNA: “The era of human therapeutic gene editing has arrived”

While Rose spent her short life helping break the stigma attached to a devastating disease, geneticist David Liu dedicated his career to developing ways to alter the genetic code that claimed his life at such a young age. “That a single misspelling in her DNA ended Adalia’s life so soon is a loss to all …

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Laos Cave Discovery May Reveal More About Human Evolution’s Biggest Mystery

Researchers believe the tooth belonged to a young woman who lived at least 130,000 years ago and was likely Denisovan – an enigmatic group of early humans first identified in 2010. The lower molar is the earliest fossil evidence placing the Denisovans in Southeast Asia and may help unravel a puzzle that has long vexed …

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