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07.07.14 Marina Galperina

A whole new form of birth control is being developed by Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS start-up, funded by the Gates Foundation — a tiny implant with enough contraceptives to last 16 years. Currently, no birth control implant lasts more than five years. Unlike traditional implants, this one can be turned on and off wirelessly without surgical procedures. The device measures 20 x 20 […]

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03.04.13 Julia Dawidowicz

The MTA has an inventive new solution for our subway’s ever-growing rat infestation. New York, it’s time for rat “birth control.” Or forced sterility, if you want to be blunt about it. The sterilization product ContraPest was developed by SenesTech Inc., and functions by inducing early menopause in female rats (who typically start birthing litters […]

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