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Chinese scientists clone monkeys in world first

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Two identical long-tailed macaques have been created using the same technique that was used to create Dolly the sheep, explains Ng Yi Min....

Surgeon claims to have completed the world’s first head transplant

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Tom Atkinson casts doubt on the potential success of this ambitious procedure....

Is there a link between Schizophrenia & Immunology?

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Resident Science writer Ng Yi Min explores new research on this mental health condition....

Word of the Week: Bioluminescence

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Rowena-Jayne Patterson is less than impressed by this wonder of nature....

Word of the Week: Retrotransposons

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Retrotransposons multiply and reproduce, but what are they? Georgina Howlett explains......

Can Brown Eyed Parents Have a Child with Blue Eyes?

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Science writer Ng Yi Min explains how genetics influence our eye colour....

Genome Sequencing to Cost Less than $1000

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Huge advancements have been made in the field, but is it worth blowing your student loan on? Jack Coles thinks not....

New Great Ape Species Discovered

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Science writer Ng Yi Min introduces us to our long lost relative....

Scientists Identify Possible Reasons for Aging

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Aging is a process that affects us all, unless you’re (un)lucky enough to die before the age of 25 from a freak yachting accident. Things start to break down after a while;...

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

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Resident science writer Ng Yi Min explains what you really need to drink to stay hydrated....