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Viewpoint: The problem with personalized medicine is that ‘statistics are being misinterpreted’

Personalized medicine aims to match individuals with the therapy that is best suited to them and their condition. Advocates proclaim ...
Can we control our dreams through gene therapy?

Can we control our dreams through gene therapy?

What drives our dreams? For most of human history, people thought dreams were supernatural--messages from the gods or visions of ...
12-5-2018 SONY DSC

Searching for keys to cancer resistance in the genome of giant tortoise Lonesome George

An international research team has discovered several variants in tortoise genomes that potentially affect six of the nine hallmarks of ...
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We’ve long neglected the human virome—now we need to figure out what all those viruses do

A continuous war is fought on our body surfaces, and we haven’t a clue who’s winning ...
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NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
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Viewpoint: Science needs to embrace the difference between sex and gender—without abandoning the past

Lots of sites, including three scientific societies, have rejected the new Health and Human Services guidelines that provide a classification of ...
mthfr 12 4 18

This gene gets blamed for migraines and a litany of other health issues. Reality is more complex

The story of the MTHFR gene shows that genetics is a probabilistic science ...
Video: Glyphosate and other health 'boogeymen' aren't causing all diseases

Video: Glyphosate and other health ‘boogeymen’ aren’t causing all diseases

Should John Oliver decide that he’s had enough, perhaps because generating sarcasm is exhausting, there is someone who can slip ...
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Artificial placentas could transform research into miscarriages, still births and other pregnancy disorders

Scientists have grown “mini placentas” in a breakthrough that could transform research into the underlying causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and ...
12-2-2018 Mitochondria

Mitochondrial DNA can be passed on from fathers, too

You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you ...
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Are dogs really all that smart? This study says ‘no’

If you are convinced your dog is a genius, you may be disappointed in the conclusions of a study just published ...
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Transplanted uterus leads to successful birth of baby girl

A team of doctors in Brazil have announced a medical first that could someday help countless women unable to have ...
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Viewpoint: Why we need to better understand sexual orientation, gender identity in autism

In contemporary media, portrayals of autistic people are typically stereotyped and conventional: heterosexual, cisgender and, more often than not, naïve ...
Viewpoint: Parents' anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children's allergies

Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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Baboons given heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs—humans could be next

In four adjacent enclosures transplantation researcher Bruno Reichart kept four happy baboons. … Most importantly, he says, they were healthy ...
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How Russian ‘disinformation’ could threaten our biosecurity

In a series of increasingly confrontational statements, Russia has suggested that the Pentagon is establishing a chain of bio-weapons labs ...
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Are our microbes part of us? ‘Radical upgrade’ of evolutionary theory

Look closely enough at any plant or animal and you will discover a riot of bacteria, fungi and viruses forming ...
11-20-2018 medically accurate illustration of human sperms

Targeting sperm in the quest for a contraceptive that doesn’t use hormones

Scientists are trying to create a new kind of contraception with a novel tactic: tangling up sperm so they can’t ...
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Why did CNN interview the ‘food babe’ about the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?

The Food and Drug Administration’s urgent warning about a romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak left many Americans wondering .... what ...
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Some animal species never get cancer. What can we learn from them?

The search for clues has led researchers to study animals who don’t develop cancer at all ...
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GMOs 101: Experts break down the basics of crop biotechnology

An online search for “GMO” returns more than 88 million results — a tangled mess of frightening images, dense data, ...
fat 10 22 18

Why some types of obesity are worse than others

Where you put on weight is as important as how much you put on ...
gene 11 29 18

UN rejects gene drive moratorium, but agrees to some limits

Nations rejected a proposal to temporarily ban the release of organisms carrying gene drives — a genetic-engineering technology designed to ...
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How tiny ‘organs-on-a-chip’ could transform medical research

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date ...
peanuts 11 27 18

Countering severe peanut allergies through oral immunotherapy

Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered Ellis' peanut allergy when she was about 3. … Glover seized the opportunity ...
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GMO cotton not to blame for farmer suicides in India, expert reconfirms to UN panel

An expert on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from India has told a UN conference on biodiversity that GMO cotton growing ...
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Low-gluten, high-fiber wheat varieties may begin to hit the market next year

Last winter, Paul Sproule read an article regarding niche wheats being developed by Arcadia Biosciences, a Davis, California, agricultural biotechnology ...
Bt insect-resistant crops don't cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Bt insect-resistant crops don’t cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Following a request from the European Commission, [the European Food Safety Authority] assessed the scientific publication by Santos‐Vigil et al ...