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Human-monkey chimeras created in China in quest to grow transplantable human organs

An international team of researchers has created embryos containing both human and monkey cells, the Spanish newspaper El País reported July ...
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Calling for a halt to gene-edited babies, World Health Organization stops short of ‘all-out moratorium’

The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr ...
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Deep dive into US stem cell clinics gives reason to worry about ‘unsafe or useless treatments’

Medical clinics that provide largely unregulated stem cell treatments are popping up all over the U.S. But a new study ...
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Women’s sex drive can be boosted with testosterone. Long-term risks need to be studied.

An absence of desire is not an inevitable facet of aging for women, [endocrinologist Susan] Davis says. There’s a name ...
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‘Google’ for biomedical data could improve our understanding of diseases, improve treatments

If we aggregated all the data from countless years of research, might we learn something new about ourselves, the diseases ...
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If you can’t remember your dreams, is there something wrong with you?

What is it about people who don’t remember their dreams that sets them apart from the people that do? Is ...
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‘Brute-force approach’ to CRISPR innovation: China stakes out global leadership role developing medical treatments, transplantable organs, quality meat

China now has at least four groups of CRISPR researchers doing gene editing with large colonies of monkeys. “The most ...
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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s obsession with scientists: ‘He collects beautiful minds’

As the New York Times reported [July 31], [Jeffrey] Epstein’s “passion for cutting-edge science” at times verged into eugenics. Multiple ...
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526 ‘abnormal’ teeth found in 7-year-old boy’s mouth in India extracted by surgeons

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital ...
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Did God create humans within the last 10,000 years? 40% of Americans still think so, Gallup poll shows

A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which ...
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Dementia symptoms linked to class of drugs used for wide range of conditions in the elderly, including insomnia, asthma

An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, ...
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Mayo Clinic versus Natural News: Rating the reliability of health websites

For millions of Americans, including health professionals, the resurgence of measles is a confounding and frightening development. How can a ...
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Sickle cell patient first to receive experimental CRISPR treatment in the US for a genetic disorder

For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a ...
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Sleep easy: Late-night surfing on your smartphone unlikely to damage your internal clock

People who only occasionally fall down an internet rabbit hole on their smartphones late at night might be able to ...
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Northern Quebec’s Inuit communities appear to be ‘genetically distinct’ from all other populations in the world

Researchers have found that Inuit from northern Quebec are genetically distinct from any present-day population in the world, and say ...
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Once-a-year drug implant could solve one of the biggest obstacles for effective HIV treatments

An early test of a new drug and method of blocking HIV infection suggests they could overcome one of the ...
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Convulsive seizures could play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease

It’s no surprise to neurologists that some people experience convulsive seizures in the later stages of [Alzheimer’s] disease.  … But ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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Alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had a dream: He wanted to ‘seed the human race with his DNA’

Jeffrey E. Epstein, the wealthy financier who is accused of sex trafficking, had an unusual dream: He hoped to seed ...
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7 things to know about autism, including why it’s unlikely there will ever be a ‘cure’

To help spread awareness — and cut through the falsehoods, half-truths, and misinformation — here are seven things everyone should ...
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Viewpoint: New psychological guidelines targeting toxic masculinity are ‘profoundly anti-male’

Amidst the many challenges faced by many North American fathers in their efforts to maintain some semblance of meaningful involvement ...
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HPV vaccine better than expected at shielding against cancer. Why are anti-vaxxers fighting it?

New research shows that the HPV vaccine is exceeding expectations in protecting individuals from HPV infection and precancerous cells.  ...
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Amputees could ‘feel’ again with innovative prosthetic arm

For people who have lost a hand or arm, prosthetics may restore some functioning, but not the sense of touch ...
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Viewpoint: We should be skeptical of memory boosting promises by wearable brain stimulators like ‘Humm’

I came across a brain stimulation device called Humm that promises to improve your cognitive function and memory if you ...
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3 advantage of editing RNA with CRISPR, including this: It’s easier to erase mistakes

Rather than targeting DNA, a team at MIT repurposed CRISPR to edit single letters in RNA, the messengers that carry ...
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Precision medicine dampened by lack of diversity in gene research pool

[Anthropologist and bioethicist Sandra Soo-Jin Lee] recently wrote about ethics in personalized medicine research for Science magazine, and we spoke ...
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Frequent errors with popular dementia test prompt review, new training requirements

Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the White House physician, gave Donald Trump a standard test to detect early signs of dementia ...
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World’s first GMO marijuana plant targets drinkable market

Well, after years of sensationalist false alarms, it’s finally here: genetically modified cannabis for the commercial market. Created by Trait ...