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Video: A quick history of biotechnology

Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology ...
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Why can your DNA vary from cell to cell? Mosaicism is a ‘hidden mix of mutations’

James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a ...
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Genetics of socialization revealed through study of rare Williams Syndrome

One of the things that makes us human is how we socialize with one another. What drives our social behavior ...
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What does it really mean to be normal?

We use the term “normal” so casually and so often that it seems utterly…normal. But in a compelling Trends in Cognitive ...
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How genes affect your dog’s athleticism—and what we might learn about ourselves

Compare the sprinting Shetland sheepdog with the sluggish St. Bernard, and it’s clear a dog’s genes play a large role ...
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Is religion incompatible with science? Three scientists say it’s possible to have both

Is the conflict between religion and science as deep as some think? We talk to three scientists about how they ...
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Boosting memory by combining electrical brain stimulation and learning

Low dose transcranial direct current stimulation have been the subject of much debate. Now, the technology is combined with cognitive ...
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‘Biofortification’: Super-nutritious crops could help millions of undernourished children

An incredible 155 million children around the world are chronically undernourished, despite dramatic improvements in recent decades. In view of this, the ...
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‘Algorithmic death spiral’: The failing mental health of our machines

Is my car hallucinating? Is the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android ...
Antibiotic resistance may be dangerous—but it's hardly new

Antibiotic resistance may be dangerous—but it’s hardly new

Despite media reports, antibiotics always faced microbe resistance. Can studying their genetics show us a path to new drugs ...
Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If ...
Viewpoint: Doctors need better training if DNA sequencing becomes standard care

Viewpoint: Doctors need better training if DNA sequencing becomes standard care

[Recently] the CEO of Pennsylvania health care provider Geisinger announced that its doctors will now offer patients DNA sequencing “as part of ...
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Sex in space? An awkward talk we will need to have

As the prospect of Mars colonization grows on the public radar screen, sex talk is not as much taboo that ...
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Night shift workers are at greater risk for obesity, diabetes, cancer—but why?

Researchers have been studying night workers for years, trying to better understand what happens to our circadian rhythms and our ...
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Does ‘brain stress’ play a key role in our obesity epidemic?

Keeping off weight is harder than it seems, but it could be due to how our brains are wired ...
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Mind or matter? How consciousness in the universe could be ‘eternal’

Which is more fundamental, mind or matter? You would think, in our ultra-materialistic era, that debate would be settled. But ...
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Does an extra glass of wine take 30 minutes off your life? That’s ‘outlandish’

A few weeks ago, the media ran wild with an outlandish claim that an extra glass of wine will take ...
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Does birth control affect who women are attracted to?

A commonly touted theory about how women’s attraction to men works might be all wrong, suggests a new paper published this week ...
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Delving into our dreams—and why they evolve as we age

Although radically different in terms of their content and feel, the range of dream states are just as complex as ...
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‘One shot’ treatment for hemophilia B uses CRISPR and stem cells

Scientists at the Salk Institute have combined CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with stem cell technology to generate a one-time, autologous cell therapy for the genetic ...
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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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Reproductive warfare: Do infertile ‘kamikaze sperm’ thwart rival males?

In the 1990s, biologist Robin Baker put forth the idea that a significant proportion of human sperm are not actually capable of ...
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What dog lovers get right and wrong about canine genetics

Dog lovers talk a big game when it comes to genetics. Who hasn’t heard someone claim to know which breeds ...
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Antidepressant matchmaker? Genetic test could help identify correct drugs faster

Depression is a complicated condition, and so are the people it affects. It’s often difficult — and can take months ...
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Did math build a barrier between scientists and God?

In a new book called The Great Rift: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide, Michael E. Hobart offers a new twist on ...
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Quest to figure out why our hair turns gray yields new answer

Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others ...
Tracing the ancient roots of antibiotic resistance could help us today

Tracing the ancient roots of antibiotic resistance could help us today

Most of our antibiotics have come from microbes that live in the soil. These organisms naturally make antibiotics for their ...
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Can ‘G-spotplasty’ surgery boost sexual satisfaction in women?

Three women have received a surgery intended to improve G-spot sensitivity and increase sexual satisfaction. The procedure tightens tissue in ...

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