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This freshly drawn Tree of Life contains a new branch full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s biodiversity. How did we miss that? TED Fellow Hélène Morlon explains.

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Biohacker Andrew Pelling has figured out a way to create living, functional biological objects that don’t exist in nature — without deliberately modifying DNA in any way. In one experiment, he uses apples and human cells to make ears. But what? And how? And why? Read on.

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A new technology that goes by the ungainly name of CRISPR-Cas9 could change the human genome for generations. Here’s why its inventor is trying to press pause.

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You too can make a delicious adult beverage from pineapple juice, Bacardi 151 and the DNA of frozen strawberries.

Using found DNA, one artist imagined this 3D-printed face. Watch "DNA Portrait."

Watch the short film “DNA Portrait,” featuring the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. She spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces … and then sequencing their DNA to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs’ owners might look like.

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DNA barcoding is a very precise way of identifying plant species. DIY biotech evangelist Ellen Jorgensen takes us on a field trip to find and identify Alaskan plants.