Psychedelic mushrooms in your future? Oregon edges closer to becoming first state to license therapeutic use

Psychedelic mushrooms in your future? Oregon edges closer to becoming first state to license therapeutic use

Oregon is about to become the first state in the country to try to build a support infrastructure through which ...
‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic said in a report that data examined during ...
While many prisoners agree to vaccinations, prison guards emerge as hotbed of vaccine hesitancy

While many prisoners agree to vaccinations, prison guards emerge as hotbed of vaccine hesitancy

As states have begun COVID-19 inoculations at prisons across the country, corrections employees are refusing vaccines at alarming rates, causing ...
World’s most expensive drug: £1.79 million one-off Zolgensma treatment approved by British National Health Service to treat spinal muscular dystrophy in children

World’s most expensive drug: £1.79 million one-off Zolgensma treatment approved by British National Health Service to treat spinal muscular dystrophy in children

Zolgensma, which costs £1.79m per dose, halts the progression of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which involves loss of movement, muscle ...
WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

Protectionism, mercantilism, bureaucratic ineptitude, lack of political accountability, crippling safety-ism—it’s all here. The Keystone Kops in Brussels and European capitals ...
Was the devout evangelical Christian who murdered 8 people in Atlanta suffering from 'sex addiction'?

Was the devout evangelical Christian who murdered 8 people in Atlanta suffering from ‘sex addiction’?

A 21-year-old white man is alleged to have entered three different spas in the greater Atlanta area on March 16 ...
FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Joseph Mercola, an osteopath who heads a large online “alternative ...
This cold war neurosurgeon successfully transplanted monkey heads. Could it work on humans?

This cold war neurosurgeon successfully transplanted monkey heads. Could it work on humans?

Robert White [was] a neurosurgeon who spent decades performing head transplants on monkeys, hoping to eventually use the procedure to ...
QAnon followers play key role in infecting Facebook with vaccine conspiracy theories

QAnon followers play key role in infecting Facebook with vaccine conspiracy theories

[A new research effort by Facebook] is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of ideas that contribute to vaccine ...
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Podcast: Save the earth—get a vasectomy? Glyphosate science vs emotion; Will Biden ban safe pesticides?

For the sake of women's rights and the environment, increasing numbers of men are getting vasectomies. How could this impact ...
Critics say gene drives could lead to species extinction. Scientists have developed a brake system

Critics say gene drives could lead to species extinction. Scientists have developed a brake system

By exerting control over the degree of spread, those who unleash gene drives may realize the benefits promised by gene ...
Dark web scam: Here is why you shouldn’t source your vaccine from the internet

Dark web scam: Here is why you shouldn’t source your vaccine from the internet

Sellers on 15 different "dark web" marketplaces have dispersed hundreds of doses of what they allege are COVID-19 vaccines, according ...
Gene doping: The next 'big issue' in world athletics

Gene doping: The next ‘big issue’ in world athletics

In 2020, the Polish developer CD Projekt Red launched Cyberpunk 2077, a video game that pulled players in to a ...
Vaccine diplomacy: Already supplying 97 countries and counting, China is winning the public relations war

Vaccine diplomacy: Already supplying 97 countries and counting, China is winning the public relations war

The country that can manufacture and distribute lifesaving injections to others less fortunate sees a return on its investment in ...
‘Scorching ethical debate’: Designer babies are already here. The future looks even more revolutionary — and contentious

‘Scorching ethical debate’: Designer babies are already here. The future looks even more revolutionary — and contentious

In one sense, genetically modifying a child with particular traits is already done on a fairly large scale. Couples with ...
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More than 80% of Russian-originated tweets on US COVID vaccines are negative. Here is the story of Putin’s disinformation campaign

An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said ...
Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
Lab-made embryos? Israeli researchers grow mice in artificial wombs

Lab-made embryos? Israeli researchers grow mice in artificial wombs

[Israeli] researchers have grown mice in an artificial womb for as long as 11 or 12 days, about half the ...
Kathleen Folbigg: Convicted serial baby killer could be exonerated as rare genetic mutations may explain her children's deaths

Kathleen Folbigg: Convicted serial baby killer could be exonerated as rare genetic mutations may explain her children’s deaths

Kathleen Folbigg is in jail for killing her children as infants between 1990 and 1999.  [Recently] her supporters released a ...
Why gene drives may be necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems

Why gene drives may be necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems

Gene driving is the process of introducing altered genes into a population capable of inducing infertility in females — which ...
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The downside of ‘improving’ humanity: How CRISPR could edit out ‘abnormal genes’ — and human diversity

The downside of ‘improving’ humanity: How CRISPR could edit out ‘abnormal genes’ — and human diversity

CRISPR has many functions; one of these is that it can be used to treat disease. Yet the far-reaching, more ...
'Crisis of confidence': What's causing the panic around AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine?

‘Crisis of confidence’: What’s causing the panic around AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is facing a crisis of confidence, with one European country after another, as if seized by a ...
Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains ...
Racism in the NFL: Retired Black players denied compensation from concussion injuries after ‘race norming’ their cognitive abilities

Racism in the NFL: Retired Black players denied compensation from concussion injuries after ‘race norming’ their cognitive abilities

The NFL has been testing players to determine cognitive decline caused by time in the NFL. If players exhibit enough ...
Vasectomies are becoming a political statement

Vasectomies are becoming a political statement

The fate of male reproductive organs is not a traditional concern in debates about the environment. But this is the ...
April Florida Keys release of GMO mosquitoes engineered to curtail Zika, dengue and malaria on track despite protests

April Florida Keys release of GMO mosquitoes engineered to curtail Zika, dengue and malaria on track despite protests

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District [recently announced] a wide and vague planned range of deployment for the lab-designed mosquitoes ...
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