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Poop Pill’s Surprise Failure Shows That the Microbiome is Still a Mystery

Pills containing fecal bacteria looked like they could cure an infection that kills thousands of people every year in the U.S.

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First Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Contact Lens Prototype

A clever way of converting Bluetooth signals into Wi-Fi allows embedded devices to communicate easily with the outside world.

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Artificial Pancreas Is First To Raise $1 Million Under New Crowdfunding Rules

When Beta Bionics needed idealistic investors it found them on the Web.

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Poll on Human Enhancement Shows Divided Public

A majority of Americans oppose futuristic biological enhancements that would make them smarter or stronger.


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