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Hidden half of us: ‘You’re more microbe than you are human’

James Gallagher | 
More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's ...
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Macular degeneration patients see hope in embryonic stem cell treatment

James Gallagher | 
Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular ...
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Kenyan cave spears suggest human trade may have developed 100,000 years earlier than thought

Mary Halton | 
Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. This is according to a series of ...
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Abnormally large breasts in boys linked to ‘essential oils’ used in common shampoos, soaps and lotions

A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has ...
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Obese millennials and cancer: Controversy over straight talk and ‘fat shaming’

Alex Therrien | 
When Cancer Research ... revealed that millennials are set to become the most overweight generation since records began, there was ...
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Do antidepressants really work? This study says they do

Alex Therrien | 
Scientists say they have settled one of medicine's biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work. The study, ...
1-31-2018 handheld

‘Like a mobile phone’: The genome sequencer that fits in your pocket

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say ...
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Stop blaming rats for the Black Death—humans may have spread the plague

Victoria Gill | 
Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and ...
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Breast cancer and BRCA: Mutation doesn’t affect patient survival rate

Katie Silver | 
Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found ...
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Extending human life: What are the age limits?

Fergus Walsh | 
How long do you want to live - to 85, 90, 100 or beyond? More important than how long we ...
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Hemophilia A gene therapy trial results: ‘This is huge’

James Gallagher | 
British doctors say they have achieved "mind-blowing" results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A. Patients are born ...
AncestryDNA faces criticism for retaining customer's DNA data

AncestryDNA faces criticism for retaining customer’s DNA data

Harry Kretchmer | 
Privacy campaigners have criticised genealogy company Ancestry.com for continuing to keep customers' DNA data. The move comes despite the firm ...
Beta-thalassemia blood disorder removed from human embryo with gene editing

Beta-thalassemia blood disorder removed from human embryo with gene editing

James Gallagher | 
Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told ...
Oxitec to produce one billion Zika-fighting mosquito eggs each week

Oxitec to produce one billion Zika-fighting mosquito eggs each week

Plans to produce one billion mosquito eggs in the UK every week have been announced by a company working to ...
Do black athletes face a higher risk of a heart attack while playing sports?

Do black athletes face a higher risk of a heart attack while playing sports?

Jordan Dunbar | 
The recent death of Ivorian footballer Cheick Tiote on the pitch brought an outpouring of sadness in the world of ...
Origin of flight: Fossils of feathered dinosaurs reveal bird evolution

Origin of flight: Fossils of feathered dinosaurs reveal bird evolution

Helen Briggs | 
A dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago had drumstick-shaped legs much like living birds, according to paleontologists. ... "In ...
Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize for his work in “self eating” cells

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize for his work in “self eating” cells

Michelle Roberts | 
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for discoveries about the secrets of ...
Future without women? 'Pseudo-embryos' could one day replace eggs in baby making process

Future without women? ‘Pseudo-embryos’ could one day replace eggs in baby making process

James Gallagher | 
Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded ...
Mitochondrial DNA reveals what Iceman Oetzi wore 5,300 years ago

Mitochondrial DNA reveals what Iceman Oetzi wore 5,300 years ago

Jonathan Webb | 
DNA analysis of Oetzi the Iceman's clothes has traced their origin to at least five different species of animal. Among ...
Are gene banks doing enough to conserve genetic diversity of our food crops' wild relatives?

Are gene banks doing enough to conserve genetic diversity of our food crops’ wild relatives?

Mark Kinver | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More needs to be ...

Lab-grown skin grows hair, mimics natural skin

Jonathan Webb | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists in Japan have ...
Northern Ireland bans cultivation of GMOs

Northern Ireland bans cultivation of GMOs

Conor Macauley | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Northern Ireland's environment minister has ...

GM trees that prevent pest disease tied up in regulation, anti-GMO attacks

Matt McGrath | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. U.S. researchers say it ...

BBC debate: Is GMO opposition grounded in science?

Should we embrace technology that could help feed the world, or are concerns about the impact of global agribusiness and ...
Researchers across Europe 'appalled' at scrapping of EU science advisory, caving to anti-science Greens

Researchers across Europe ‘appalled’ at scrapping of EU science advisory, caving to anti-science Greens

Matt McGrath | 
Despite strong support from scientific bodies, Prof Anne Glover's mandate expired at the end of the Barroso presidency - and ...

African leaders call for efforts to increase agricultural productivity, including biotech

Mark Kinver | 
African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the ...

Genes reveal biological processes underlying schizophrenia

Smitha Mundasad | 
Scientists found more than 100 genes that make people more susceptible to schizophrenia- 83 of which have never been pinpointed ...

Friends have (slightly) similar genomes

Jonathan Webb | 
A study from a controversial pair of US researchers claims that we are more genetically similar to our friends than ...