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Electric nanoparticles can target and kill cancer cells by zapping them

Particles that produce electrical signals when bombarded with ultrasound could be a way to direct a cell-killing treatment directly to tumors.

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Gene engineers make super-size plants that are 40% larger

Researchers hope to create a new “green revolution” by improving photosynthesis.

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All the reasons 2018 was a breakout year for DNA data

Gene information on millions of people is revolutionizing how we predict disease, catch criminals, and find new drugs.

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The biggest technology failures of 2018

From gene-edited babies to guaranteed-fatal brain uploads, it was a bumper year for technology misfires and misuses.

Photo illustration showing a round-up of Technology Review's worst tech of 2018

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