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Omega-3 oil from GMO plants equivalent to fish oil, human clinical study shows

Research .... has shown that key omega-3 fatty acids within GM plant oils are taken up and processed by the ...
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Why loss of sleep is ‘having a catastrophic impact on our health’

According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, I'm doing serious damage to my health—and life—by not sleeping enough. "The decimation of sleep ...
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Viewpoint: Male birth control pills won’t make much difference if men aren’t eager to use them

It’s not enough to simply invent male contraception and bring it to market; we have to be in a place ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops could reduce, even eliminate, dangerous allergens in common foods

My brother was in his mid-20s when he developed a food allergy....[H]e discovered that his unpleasant side effects occurred whenever ...
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Making the case for lifting the US ban on 3-parent babies

A Greek woman with a history of multiple in vitro fertilization failures gave birth to a healthy baby with DNA ...
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‘Crisis-level precautions’: How hospitals fight new era of superbugs

[Superbug Candida auris can] survive for weeks outside a patient—on sinks and mattresses, door knobs and bedside tables. To eradicate ...
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This nutritionist doesn’t buy organic—and says you shouldn’t bother either

When I tell people that I’m a dietitian, the first questions I get are always, “Do you eat super healthy?” ...
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US researcher: ‘3-parent’ embryos ready to implant if Congress lifts ban on controversial treatment

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to ...
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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 ...