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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 ...
STDs getting 'smarter'? Gonorrhea may become impossible to treat with antibiotics

STDs getting ‘smarter’? Gonorrhea may become impossible to treat with antibiotics

Nicole Chavez | 
Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said. "The bacteria ...
Darwin's mystery animal: Camel-like creature linked to ancient horses finally added to tree of life

Darwin’s mystery animal: Camel-like creature linked to ancient horses finally added to tree of life

Ashley Strickland | 
After the last of its kind died out about 12,000 years ago, a strange animal that stumped Charles Darwin is ...
Americans pay less attention to 'organic' and 'GMO' in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

Americans pay less attention to ‘organic’ and ‘GMO’ in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

Jacqueline Howard | 
Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads. A new survey suggests that most Americans ...
Plaintiffs suing Monsanto over alleged carcinogenicity of herbicide glyphosate say EPA colluded with company

Plaintiffs suing Monsanto over alleged carcinogenicity of herbicide glyphosate say EPA colluded with company

Holly Yan | 
For 12 years, [Christine] Sheppard had no idea what might have caused her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- until a group of ...
Pro-Trump farmers worry they'll lose lucrative GMO corn exports to Mexico if president rolls back NAFTA

Pro-Trump farmers worry they’ll lose lucrative GMO corn exports to Mexico if president rolls back NAFTA

Dan Merica | 
[Editor's note: Mexico imported $2.3 billion of US corn in 2015, almost all of it genetically modified, according to the ...
Umbilical cord stem cells may yield treatment for autism

Umbilical cord stem cells may yield treatment for autism

Michelle Cohan, Sanjay Gupta | 
Gracie [Gregory] was one of 25 children who took part in the first-of-its-kind study at Duke University in Durham, North ...
Brain, ovarian cancers linked to new gene mutations in two studies

Brain, ovarian cancers linked to new gene mutations in two studies

Meera Senthilingam | 
Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies ...

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