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Fertility breakthrough: First baby born from eggs matured in lab before being frozen

Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from ...
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Full-fat dairy not linked to childhood obesity, studies show, raising questions about US dietary guidelines

There's little scientific evidence behind recommendations by US health organizations that kids should stop eating full-fat dairy after the age ...
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Trouble sleeping? Your children may experience the same problems, study suggests

Researchers have long known that severe sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, are hereditary. But what about common sleep problems, ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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‘Headed down the wrong road’: The quest for precision medicine distracts us from what already works

The dominance of genomics in biomedical research today is driven by scientific theory and opportunity, but it is pushing science ...
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Viewpoint: We still haven’t agreed on the definition of biological aging. That needs to change

I’ve been committed to understanding the biology of aging since I was a teenager, and my education and career took ...
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Viewpoint: Genetics can help us navigate the ‘toxic’ transgender debate in more compassionate ways

If we are ever to untangle the nature/nurture knot, we need to find ways past the petty politicizing exemplified by ...
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Assessing coronavirus media coverage: Too late, too alarmist, and too much censorship

Few Western media outlets are getting this one right ...
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Vegans vs. Meat Eaters: When it comes to nutrition, the ‘what’s better’ debate has gone off the rails

The vegan vs meat eater farce has become a complete circus. The cruel irony is that by confusing ideology at ...
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Before Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop: 19th century’s Madame Yale and her ‘Religion of Beauty’

On an April afternoon in 1897, thousands of women packed the Boston Theatre to see the nation’s most beguiling female entrepreneur, ...
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Mediterranean diet boosts gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ aging in older people, study shows

While the data continues to pour in on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiac health, the lack of ...
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US birth rate hits record low—and that might be a good thing

The U.S. total fertility rate has dropped to below 1.73 births per woman, according to a new report from the ...
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‘The technology is already here’: Implants could eliminate regular health checkups

Imagine it's the year 2040 and you're due for your regular health checkup. Time to schedule your next colonoscopy, Pap ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Jerry Coyne challenges view that sex is ‘a spectrum⁠, not a binary’⁠—such claims ‘undermine public trust in science’

As a biologist, I get especially irked at the repeated claim that sex in humans is “a spectrum, not a ...
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Biofortification from Golden Rice and other biotech crops could help cut $3.5 trillion lost annually to malnutrition

Over two billion people worldwide continue to suffer from hidden hunger, or the lack of essential micronutrients, which impairs the ...
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Viewpoint: Is a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon? Antiquated FDA regulations make it unlikely one will emerge in the US

A coronavirus vaccine in the foreseeable future? I’m not holding my breath ...
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‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t expect genetic matchmaking to help you find your Valentine

Genetic matchmaking is entering the mainstream. The prospect of meeting and selecting potential romantic partners based upon purported DNA compatibility ...
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Humans are ‘biologically built’ to seek out friends

We humans are biologically built to seek friends, and we can see suggestions of our evolutionary past in the social ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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Biotech sugar substitute that improves gut health could be coming soon

Cuba's Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced it has developed a biotech sweetener that the country can sell ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop under fire again for ‘exploiting health issues in order to make money’

Gwyneth Paltrow’s contextual commerce company Goop is still making more than a dozen false and misleading health claims about the ...
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Is your personality shaped by your gut bacteria? Study suggests sociable people have more diverse microbiome

A new study from Oxford University, published in the journal Human Microbiome, has linked gut bacteria strains and diversity with people’s personalities. That ...
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Diet wars: Heavy meat consumption carries ‘small but increased’ cardiovascular disease risk, study finds

[In October 2019], the Annals of Internal Medicine published a controversial report that encouraged people not to worry about the ...
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Low-calorie sweeteners ‘poison’ for expecting mothers? Epidemiologist says that’s unlikely

News sources around the globe have been calling out warnings about a new study that appears to have shown that ...
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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

Study shows that "it’s possible to change the way you age for the better." ...
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Veganism bad for your brain? Recent research raises controversial questions about plant-based diets

The idea that avoiding meat is bad for our brains makes some intuitive sense; anthropologists have been arguing about what ...
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Living without a sense of smell brings feelings of isolation and peril, study says

A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: ...