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Redefining the Neanderthal: Were they more sophisticated than we thought?

A new body of research has emerged that’s transformed our image of Neanderthals. Through advances in archaeology, dating, genetics, biological ...
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CRISPR ‘moving out of the lab’ in first US cancer trial

We've finally reached the moment when CRISPR is moving out of the lab and into the clinic around the world ...
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An Italian family’s curious insensitivity to pain

Shortly after her sixth birthday, while climbing a pole in a neighbor’s yard in the Tuscan city of Siena, [scientist ...
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Costly CAR T-cell therapy gets boost with Medicare proposal to increase reimbursements

Medicare officials on [April 23] proposed increasing reimbursements for a groundbreaking but costly cancer therapy used for patients whose blood ...
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Can genetic matchmaking help us find a healthier true love?

Ever since his work on [the Human Genome Project, geneticist George Church has] been trying to sequence the rest of ...
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‘Biotech fantasy’? This startup wants to kill cancer by targeting RNA with new generation of pills

Arrakis Therapeutics is named for the desert planet in the legendary “Dune” series of science-fiction novels. It’s an apt name because ...
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Stonehenge mystery solved! DNA analysis tells us where builders came from

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown ...
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Can genetics help explain why some people make more money than others?

The UK Biobank is the single largest public genetic repository in the world... . But when David Hill, a statistical ...
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Too much of a good thing? Why empathy has a ‘dark side’

Empathy seems like a good quality in human beings. Pure and simple. It allows us to consider the perspective of ...
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Families plagued by inherited diseases push back against ban on gene-edited embryos

In 2012, scientists showed that CRISPR, an ancient bacterial immune system, can edit DNA. ... Barely three years after, leaders in ...
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Were the Denisovans a collection of 3 different species?

A new study using genetic data is offering an intriguing new look into the history of the Denisovans, revealing them as a ...
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Does LSD microdosing change how people see the world?

You’ve probably heard about microdosing, the “productivity hack” popular among Silicon Valley engineers and business leaders. Microdosers take regular small doses of LSD ...
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‘Stranger than doctors could have imagined’: Boy born without one type of brain cells

Even before he was born, it was clear that the boy’s brain was unusual—so much so that his expecting parents ...
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Is resurrecting the woolly mammoth an ‘unnecessary show of scientific hubris’?

Bringing an extinct species back to life was once firmly in the realm of science fiction, but as genetic engineering ...
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Viewpoint: He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies experiment was ‘even worse than I first thought’

When He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he had modified when they were embryos using the CRISPR ...
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Taking cancers apart ‘piece-by-piece’ in search for vulnerabilities that could be attacked with precision medicine

Scientists have taken cancer apart piece-by-piece to reveal its weaknesses, and come up with new ideas for treatment. A team ...
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When culture clashes with science: Teaching evolution to Tibetan monks

“We believe that we came into existence when an ogress mated with a monkey. Is that possible?” The question comes ...
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Can ‘golden child’ anti-aging drugs rescue Alzheimer’s memories?

Alzheimer’s disease defeated another promising near-market drug that tried to prevent or remove amyloid deposits, adding to the disease’s therapeutic “graveyard of ...
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Genetic genealogy leads to arrest in 1972 Washington killing

Thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities in Washington state arrested a 77-year-old ...
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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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Can genetics predict a baby’s risk of becoming an obese adult?

There’s a new way to predict whether a baby will grow into an obese adult. Combining the effect of more ...
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‘Evolution in action’: How did this common gut bacteria turn lethal?

For three decades, the deadly bacteria sat in cold storage. Normally, Enterococcus faecalis lives harmlessly in the human gut. One particular strain, ...
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Being poor ‘leaves a mark’ on 10 percent of your genes

The cycle of poverty isn’t just an economist’s tag slapped on repeat generations of poor, it is actually changing genetics ...
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Brain sync studies could lead to better connections between patients and therapists

A growing cadre of neuroscientists is using sophisticated technology ... to capture what happens in one brain, two brains, or ...
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Game of Thrones and DNA: How genetics could explain some of the unhinged behavior

The White Walkers are on the move (slowly) and political stability in Westeros remains on edge.  How did things get ...
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Viewpoint: Our desperate need for new antibiotics won’t be met without government incentives

As the number of infections resistant to antimicrobial drugs continues to rise around the world, and with it their huge ...
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People may have lived in Australia for 120,000 years—twice as long as we thought

Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years ...