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Frozen in time: You can be cryogenically preserved, but will you ever be revived?

Preservation technologies promise the ability to suspend life for decades or even centuries. That would come with all sorts of ...
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Viewpoint: What it means for the world to have a collective IQ of 82

David Becker has released a new version of the World’s IQ. Each country has a score showing the cognitive abilities ...
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3-parent baby sparks backlash after doctors use experimental procedure as a fertility treatment

A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment. The baby boy, weighing 2.9kg ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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Can your sex partner alter your microbiome, immune system?

People’s sexual partners could impact both their gut microbiome and their immune system, according to a new study from the University of ...
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NASA twins study highlights key risks for long-term space travel: Cosmic rays and microgravity

When NASA reported preliminary observations about the famous “twin astronaut” study a year ago, the media rushed in, reporting the ...
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First 3D heart printed with human tissue could mark key step toward transplantable organs

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday [April 15, 2019], ...
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High organic food consumption linked to ‘strong nutritional, environmental benefits,’ study claims

The aim of this study, based on observational data, was to compare some sustainability features of diets from consumers with ...
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The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this ...
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Fit and fat at the same time? The right genes may make it possible

Scientists are in hot debate over whether it's possible to be obese without creating health risks. Two new studies take ...
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‘Wildly popular’ and unproven probiotics may interfere with some treatments

Probiotics are wildly popular. After all, the microbial cocktails are available over the counter and have been shown to be ...
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Viewpoint: Do pesticides boost autism risk? New report says ‘possibly’ but correlations are ‘weak’ and ‘misleading’

Recently a study titled “Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study” ...
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Can genetic tests predict our cancer risk?

The [UK] health secretary, Matt Hancock, [recently] shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for ...
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Podcast: How a bad night’s sleep can damage your DNA

On this episode of Talking Biotech, University of Florida researchers Kevin Folta and Brady Holmer tackle two pressing questions in ...
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Why cousin marriages can wreak genetic havoc on children

The link between cousin marriages and genetic disorders in offspring is a growing problem in several countries ...
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Technological ‘leap forward’ moves artificial wombs closer to reality

In 2017, a team of Australian and Japanese scientists announced a breakthrough that could someday save the lives of countless babies. They ...
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Pollution from corn farming linked to 4,300 premature deaths annually, study claims

A study published [April 8] in Nature Sustainability shows how deadly [corn] can be. And eating it isn’t the killer; ...
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Video: Understanding the mystery of hidden or ‘dark DNA’

Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far. Read full, original post: “Dark ...
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Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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A jury decided glyphosate caused cancer. Is this society’s ‘search for a scapegoat’ for the deadly disease?

A San Francisco jury decided last month that a plaintiff’s case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Here’s what latest science says about glyphosate-cancer link

Glyphosate has been in the news recently because of the recent court case in which a jury awarded DeWayne Johnson ...
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Pesticides increase cancer risk for farmers? Rethinking the ‘irrefutable consensus’

Though it may seem otherwise, the term 'irrefutable' is not at all flattering ...
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Taking a bad trip and why marijuana edibles may be a prescription for psychosis

A study looked at high-potency cannabis and psychosis. The findings were astonishing ...
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Birth control pill for men: Why is it taking so long?

A birth control pill for men has passed initial human safety tests, experts at a leading medical conference have heard ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Viewpoint: Blood tests for cancer would be ‘less invasive, less expensive, less traumatic’

Eleven years ago, I was shocked to be diagnosed with advanced lymphoma. To offer an informed second opinion, an oncologist ...