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Global health groups urge countries to donate COVID vaccines to humanitarian stockpiles, protecting stateless people in asylum camps

Global health groups urge countries to donate COVID vaccines to humanitarian stockpiles, protecting stateless people in asylum camps

Michael Safi | 
Public health groups are lobbying countries to commit a portion of their Covid-19 vaccine supplies to a “humanitarian buffer” that ...
Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Impossible Foods is on a mission: ‘Eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035’

Patrick Greenfield | 
Patrick Brown is on a mission: to eradicate the meat and fish industries by 2035. The CEO of Impossible Foods, a ...
Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Vaccine diplomacy: China hopes its vaccine development and outreach to the developing world will refurbish its image

Emma Graham-Harrison, Tom Phillips | 
Brazil is among the countries worst hit by the pandemic, with over six million cases and nearly 170,000 deaths. China ...
Vaccines for COVID have been developed in record time. Here’s the story behind the miracle

Vaccines for COVID have been developed in record time. Here’s the story behind the miracle

Robin McKie | 
[P]acked in dry ice were swabs from a patient who was suffering from a novel, occasionally fatal respiratory illness that ...
COVID vaccine made from GMO tobacco? It’s now in human trials

COVID vaccine made from GMO tobacco? It’s now in human trials

Rob Davies | 
While large pharmaceutical companies are already producing vaccines, [the company British American Tobacco] believes its own can be produced in ...
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Glyphosate: Deadly ‘poison,’ or biodiversity protection tool? Environmentalists split over controversial weedkiller

Graham Readfern | 
.... [A]way from lawsuits and petitions, there are concerns among some opponents of Australia’s invasive weeds that glyphosate – a ...
HIV infections among gay and bisexual men hit 20 year low

HIV infections among gay and bisexual men hit 20 year low

Lucy Campbell | 
A PHE report reveals that overall, across all genders and sexualities, the number of people with a new HIV diagnosis dropped ...
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Can dementia be cured?

David Cox | 
Dementia is not just one disease – it has more than 200 different subtypes. Over the past decade neurologists have ...
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Interactive: How Pomeranians, Poodles, Great Danes and 158 other dog breeds are genetically related to each other

Michael Whitehead, Nick Evershed | 
In the mid-18th century there was a period of intense innovation and codification in dog breeding, giving rise not only ...
‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

‘Pandemic fatigue’ hits Europe. Science alone will not corral COVID, WHO says

Jon Henley | 
European countries will need to “move beyond biomedical science” to overcome Covid-19 as “pandemic fatigue” and new infections rapidly rise ...
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Vikings not purely Scandinavian and many were dark-haired, claims genetic study

Nicola Davis | 
Vikings were far from a single group of flaxen-haired, sea-faring Scandinavians. A genetic study of Viking-age human remains has not ...
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2% of us carry Neanderthal genes. We are at greater risk for COVID

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have claimed that a strand of DNA that triples the risk of developing severe Covid-19 was passed on from ...
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Can we predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will appear next?

John Vidal | 
[G]iven good data, [Ebola, a] notoriously unpredictable zoonotic – or animal-borne – disease, which is passed to humans via primates ...
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Africa was expected to be a coronavirus graveyard. Could COVID be rapidly receding instead?

Karen McVeigh | 
Prof Francesco Checchi, a specialist in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told MPs it was ...
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Viewpoint: American agriculture could ‘unravel’ without major sustainability changes

Tom Philpott | 
Picture an ideal dinner plate. If you’re like most Americans, it features a hearty portion of meat, from animals fattened ...
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Zoanthropy: The curious case of the woman who believes she is a chicken

Daniel Boffey | 
[A] 54-year-old woman, who had no history of drug or alcohol abuse, was found by her brother in her garden ...
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Forced sterilizations in the US? It happened in California until 2013

Shilpa Jindia | 
Filmed over seven years, Erika Cohn’s Belly of the Beast exposes state-sanctioned sterilizations in California prisons through the story of ...
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COVID-19 exposes Ukraine’s booming baby-for-sale business

Oksana Grytsenko | 
They are the children of foreign couples born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers at the Kyiv-based BioTexCom Centre for Human Reproduction, ...
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Extraterrestrial neighbors? Our galaxy contains over 30 intelligent civilizations, new calculations suggest

Nicola Davis | 
In 1961 the astronomer Frank Drake proposed what became known as the Drake equation, setting out seven factors that would ...
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Plant-based bottles could help slash 300 million tons of plastic pollution

Jillian Ambrose | 
Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into ...
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Exploring coronavirus patient DNA for answers: Why are some people hurt worse than others?

Ian Sample | 
Thousands of UK patients who have fallen ill with coronavirus will have their genomes read in a major study to ...
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‘Female genetic superiority’? How two X chromosomes give women an edge against coronavirus

Gaia Vince | 
It was noticeable from the initial outbreak in Wuhan that Covid-19 was killing more men than women. By February, data ...
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Searching for a biomarker to predict which coronavirus patients are at risk for severe symptoms

Melissa Davey | 
Respiratory physician Dr. David Darley says something peculiar happens to a small group of Covid-19 patients on day seven of ...
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Twins study bolsters theory that genetics play a role in coronavirus symptom severity

Nicola Davis | 
Symptoms of Covid-19 appear to be partly down to genetic makeup, researchers at King’s College London have discovered. The finding ...
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Our brains aren’t computers and why it hinders research to think of them that way

Matthew Cobb | 
By viewing the brain as a computer that passively responds to inputs and processes data, we forget that it is ...
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Structure of the brains of career criminals may shed light on ‘persistent antisocial behavior’

Nicola Davis | 
[A]dults with a long history of offenses show striking differences in brain structure compared with those who have stuck to ...
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DNA testing companies are making money off your genetic data. Should they be paying you?

Laura Spinney | 
Companies such as 23andMe have proliferated over the past decade, feeding people’s hunger to know who and where they come ...
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Post-Brexit UK may accept GMO crop imports from US, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hints

Rowena Mason | 
Boris Johnson has hinted at allowing genetically modified food to be imported from the US after Brexit as he called ...
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