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The ‘Big O’: How and why evolution brought us the female orgasm

Female orgasms aren’t necessary for reproduction. A comparative evolution study suggests they once might have been ...
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Are you responsible for bad behavior caused by a brain implant?

Mr. B loves Johnny Cash, except when he doesn’t. Mr. X has watched his doctors morph into Italian chefs right ...
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Are we in danger of losing blue-eyed redheads? Not likely

For every 100 people in the world, only one or two will have red hair. And when you meet a ...
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Synthetic biology’s ‘promise and potential’ capture investor attention

Synthetic biology has become the new frontier of genetic engineering, promising to radically change the way we make clothes, fragrances, ...
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Mapping everything we know about Parkinson’s

The possible causes of Parkinson's disease are incredibly varied. A new team of researchers is building a Parkinson's disease map ...
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Why we find ourselves at the limits of human lifespan

The 20th century was a period of unprecedented biological growth for our species. The average human lifespan increased from 31 years in ...
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Earth’s weirdest and most exotic creatures: Research bonanza for genetics and science

From the axolotl’s regenerating limbs to naked mole rat cancer resistance, new sequencing is uncovering new possibilities ...
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Kevin MacDonald responds to criticism of his theory of Jewish ethnocentrism and influence

Nathan Cofnas’s GLP article summarizes some of his points from his previous two comments on my work, and, although he ...
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Genetic privacy and the case of the Golden State Killer—diving into the science

Consumer DNA testing companies are rushing to reassure customers about the security of their genetic information following news that DNA ...
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Boosting brain research by growing ‘mini-brains’ to model human disease

'Mini-brains' grown in petri dishes could offer new possibilities for studying disease ...
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What we know about brain aneurysms like the one that struck MLB pitcher Danny Farquhar

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, 31, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout after throwing 15 ...
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Protein therapy in the womb overrides genetic glitch hampering teeth development, ability to sweat

Imagine a fetus gulping in amniotic fluid and drinking a drug that restores the ability to form teeth, sweat glands ...
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Tale of two families: Exome sequencing and faster diagnosis of rare disorders

Sailing from New York City to London a century ago took days; today the trip takes hours by air. Similarly, ...
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Biohackers navigating a world of wonder and potential peril

A person doesn’t need a deep understanding of gene editing and CRISPR to realize we are in the midst of ...
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About the musician who played the flute — during her brain surgery

A professional musician suffering from career-affecting tremors underwent deep brain stimulation. This procedure can help Parkinson's patients, epileptics, and those ...
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Why does a drug work for you, but not for your sibling or friend? It’s in the genes

If you think you're not getting the same benefit from an over-the-counter medicine you've taken that others are getting, your ...
Transhumanism could push human evolution into hyperdrive. Should we embrace it?

Transhumanism could push human evolution into hyperdrive. Should we embrace it?

Some people believe that we can enhance human life through embracing biotechnology and genetic engineering, but should we? ...
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Fighting deadly adverse drug reactions through precision medicine

Lee Tan, a 41-year-old marketing professional and copywriter in Vancouver, Canada, was diagnosed with high blood pressure three years ago ...
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Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I ...
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Analyzing Kevin MacDonald’s ‘Culture of Critique’ and the alt-right’s embrace of anti-Jewish ideology

The biblical commentator Rashi observes that in order for a falsehood to be successful, it has to contain at least ...
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Vacation hazard: Your gut bacteria picks up souvenirs, too

When we travel our gut bacteria can pick up antibiotic resistance genes in just two days. What does that mean ...
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‘Game changer’ for Huntington’s? New genetic treatments on horizon

“It came completely out of the blue,” says James*. They had thought it was his father’s knees that were the ...
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How ‘number crunching’ and big data has transformed the study of fossils, evolution

The field of paleobiology has advanced paleontology by using big data to analyze the history of life ...
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Money magnets: Wall Street enamored by promise of human gene editing, gene therapies

Venture capitalists and investors are pouring money into the genomics sector, seeking to capitalize on breakthroughs in CRISPR gene editing ...
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Regulating fast-moving consumer genetic testing industry is no small challenge

Submitting a vial of spit to a genetic testing company is easy. Understanding the implications — and regulating the burgeoning ...
We know the placebo effect is biological. Is it also genetic?

We know the placebo effect is biological. Is it also genetic?

We know that the placebo effect is in part biological: expectations of receiving a palliative leads to brain changes. Are ...
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Where do we come from? Question grows ever more complicated

It was recently discovered that modern humans are part of the African great apes family, but how did this classification ...
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Mood disorders more common in children of first-cousin parents, study finds

Having parents who are first cousins doubles the risk of inheriting a single-gene condition, from 2.5 percent to about 5 ...

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