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Chemists shine a new light on safer pigments, by accident

Chemists shine a new light on safer pigments, by accident

A new non-toxic blue pigment in two centuries has just been discovered. Now the team of chemists set out to find a safer red pigment.

Synthetic Chimeras: Separating Science from Science Fiction

Synthetic Chimeras: Separating Science from Science Fiction

Earlier this year, scientists from the Belmonte lab at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA) reported the first successful grafting of human stem cells into pig embryos. In other words, they were able to merge human stem cells with a nonhuman embryo to create an organism called…