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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 ...
Viewpoint: Republicans signal support for Obama-era global agricultural aid bill that could usher in higher tech African Green Revolution

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 ...
Transhumanist super athletes: CRISPR and ‘gene doping’ therapy poised to roil sports

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, ...
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue: We have a duty to farmers to harness safe crop biotechnology

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 ...
After 60 years, best friends find out they’re biological half-brothers

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 ...
Ex-NFL player first living person diagnosed with CTE

Ex-NFL player first living person diagnosed with CTE

Nadia Kounang | 
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic ...
Brain autopsy of murderer Aaron Hernandez shows severe CTE damage

Brain autopsy of murderer Aaron Hernandez shows severe CTE damage

Nadia Kounang | 
For the first time since announcing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's CTE diagnosis in September, Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann ...
Growing cancer drugs in chicken eggs could lower costs by 90%

Growing cancer drugs in chicken eggs could lower costs by 90%

Puja Bhattacharjee | 
Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range ...
Analyzing Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s brain might illuminate 'psychopathy'

Analyzing Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s brain might illuminate ‘psychopathy’

David Eagleman | 
It's easy to chalk up [Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen] Paddock's horrific actions simply to "evil," as politicians and media ...
Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

Jacqueline Howard | 
Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to ...
Are cardiac stem cells a 'fountain of youth'?

Are cardiac stem cells a ‘fountain of youth’?

Suzan Scutti | 
Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts ...
Not finishing antibiotics prescription unlikely to fuel antibiotic resistance

Not finishing antibiotics prescription unlikely to fuel antibiotic resistance

Zamira Rahim | 
The standing argument that failing to complete a course of antibiotics could fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance has little ...
'Ebola of plants': Can gene sequencing save tropical food staple cassava from whitefly-borne virus?

‘Ebola of plants’: Can gene sequencing save tropical food staple cassava from whitefly-borne virus?

Kieron Monks | 
Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile ...
Coffee and health: Could drinking more increase our lifespan?

Coffee and health: Could drinking more increase our lifespan?

Daniella Emanuel | 
Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies... The findings have resurfaced the ...
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