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Will synthetic rhino horns decrease demand or aid law enforcement? David W Cerny/Reuters

The trouble with using synthetic rhino horn to stop poaching

A company plans to flood the market with synthetic rhinoceros horn in an effort to slow poaching but these types of commercially driven conservation efforts are fraught with problems.
More than 600 kidney transplants were performed in Australia last year. Image from shutterstock.com

Step forward for made-to-order kidneys

Made-to-order kidneys have come a step closer to reality, with scientists successfully bioengineering a functioning kidney…

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