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Around mile 10 of a recent half marathon, my quadriceps started to tighten and my feet increasingly felt like lead. Along with improving my training, perhaps in the future I will use zinc-finger nuclease scissors to snip out a gene called IL-15Rα

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The sweet potato has become an unsung hero against malnutrition in Africa. High in vitamin A and suited to a variety of climates, it hass championed by advocates of biofortification, a movement to improve global health by breeding nutrient-rich crops

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A collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Washington has produced a gene that the team was able to effectively spread from just a few mosquitoes to most of a population in just a dozen generations

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