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Fertility doctor suspected of fathering 200 children will have DNA tested, court rules

Rob Picheta | 
A fertility doctor suspected to have fathered scores of people by secretly swapping donors' sperm for his own will have ...
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Cancer-linked obesity soaring among millennials in the United States

Sandee LaMotte | 
Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ...
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How climate change could skew the gender ratio

Susan Scutti | 
Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, ...
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Fossils fill ‘missing link’ gap between early humans and predecessors

Rob Picheta | 
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious ...
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DNA test spurs arrest of nurse accused of impregnating vegetative patient

Jason Hanna, Keith Allen | 
A 36-year-old nurse has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who unexpectedly gave birth ...
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Cancer death rate in the US has dropped 27% over 25 years

Jacqueline Howard | 
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a ...
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How air pollution could increase risk of autism

Susan Scutti | 
Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds ...
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Controversial Chinese scientist defends gene-edited babies: ‘I feel proud’

Helen Regan, Serenitie Wang, Oscar Holland | 
The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's first genetically edited babies, ...
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Countering severe peanut allergies through oral immunotherapy

Susan Scutti | 
Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered Ellis' peanut allergy when she was about 3. … Glover seized the opportunity ...
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Robots helping Chinese parents raise kids. Is that a good thing?

Serenitie Wang | 
At kindergarten, three-year-old Seven Kong has his schoolmates to play with, but at home his best friend is a kidney-shaped, ...
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Cancer will be the ‘single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy,’ report says

Jen Christensen | 
The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 ...
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Improved DNA testing identifies 9/11 victim 17 years after attack

Faith Karimi | 
The remains of a man killed during the Sept. 11 terror attack in New York have been identified 17 years ...
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Man whose rare blood type saved millions of babies retires from donating after 60 years

Doug Criss | 
James Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After ...
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Viewpoint: Republicans signal support for Obama-era global agricultural aid bill that could usher in higher tech African Green Revolution

Tewodaj Mogues | 
The Global Food Security Act, an Obama-era piece of legislation that marshals foreign aid to speed up agricultural growth and reduce ...
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Scientists find ‘glimmer of hope’ in early HIV vaccine trial

Jen Christensen | 
There may be a glimmer of hope in the fight to protect people from HIV-1, the most widespread type of ...
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Predicting the risk of heart disease using CRISPR and stem cells

Jacqueline Howard | 
In our human genome, there are many elusive genetic variants related to medical conditions, but the impact of these variants to ...
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First plaintiff, nearing death, goes to court in case claiming Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup causes cancer

Holly Yan | 
On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body ...
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Are we closer to finding life on Mars?

Ashley Strickland | 
Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by ...
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Woman survives removal of 132-pound ovarian tumor

Mark Lieber | 
A 132-pound ovarian tumor was removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman this year, according to two doctors involved in the ...
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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus tries experimental stem cell therapy for ‘debilitating’ back pain

Sanjay Gupta, Roni Selig | 
For much of his professional golf career [Jack] Nicklaus has had aggravating back pain that he describes as an eight ...
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Transhumanist super athletes: CRISPR and ‘gene doping’ therapy poised to roil sports

Nick Busca | 
[In the 1990s], gene therapy -- defined as the technique of using and manipulating genes in order to treat or ...
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Autistic children and their siblings less likely to be vaccinated

Susan Scutti | 
Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research ...
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House ‘right to try’ law passes, sent to Senate: What it could mean for fragile patients

Jacqueline Howard | 
The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill [March 21], leaving many Americans wondering what the move could ...
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Coffee causes cancer? That may be California’s next required food warning label

Jen Christensen | 
California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt ...
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Mystery ‘cocoliztli’ epidemic that wiped out the Aztecs may have been caused by salmonella

Ashley Strickland | 
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, ...
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue: We have a duty to farmers to harness safe crop biotechnology

Sonny Perdue | 
Editor's note: Sonny Perdue is the US Secretary of Agriculture. He is a former farmer, agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and ...
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Dog DNA could be man’s best friend: Clone of gene-edited dog aids human heart disease research

Serenitie Wang, Matt Rivers, Shunhe Wang | 
With his black, brown and white fur, Longlong looks like most beagles. But the puppy has been sick with a ...
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After 60 years, best friends find out they’re biological half-brothers

Sandee LaMotte | 
Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first ...
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