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To make headway on the mystery of consciousness, some researchers are trying a rigorous new way to test competing theories.
Jennifer Doudna, one of CRISPR’s primary innovators, stays optimistic about how the gene-editing tool will continue to empower basic biological understanding.
A report that a fish can pass the “mirror test” for self-awareness reignites debates about how to define and measure that elusive quality.
The identification of SNIPPs, a set of proteins found primarily at the brain’s synapses, brings science closer to understanding why we need to sleep.
A unique neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity.