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Dean Kamen, who invented the Segway almost 20 years ago, is still busy inventing. Now, at the age of 69, he is working on the most ambitious project of his career: manufacturing organs. Photos: Tony Luong

When the FDA approves lab-grown human organs for patients, Dean Kamen wants to be ready to mass-produce them

Negative perception and costs pose obstacles to a promising technology

Photo: Xenex Disinfection Services, Inc.

Developing the vaccine is only the first step

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New evidence suggests rising temperatures are giving drug-resistant pathogens an upper hand

Photo illustration. Photos: Getty Images (Raycat; Westend61; Andrew Merry; Alexandros Maragos)

A new technique for training and running a neural network, proposed by researchers at MIT, has a much smaller carbon footprint

Illustration: Jaedoo Lee

Creative approaches to research allow science to continue during the pandemic

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Reengineering Life

Scientists are testing gene therapy in people who see in monochrome

Photo illustration. Photo: Michael Poehlman/Getty Images

Get ready for Gattaca

A health worker takes a blood sample on a mobile coronavirus testing unit in Cologne, Germany. Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Straw bale wall systems stand up to fire twice as long than those built with standard materials

This house was built with straw bale walls, which is more fire resistant than the construction materials used for most modern homes. Photo courtesy of Arkin Tilt Architects

Proof of a prior infection could come with more freedom

A new type of test uses a small blood sample to look for the presence of coronavirus antibodies. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images

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