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Brain changes can be spotted ‘years before’ Parkinson’s disease emerges

Nicola Davis | 
Changes in the brain that can be spotted years before physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease occur might act as an ...
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‘Evolution in action’: How ancient humans developed a mutation to protect against diabetes

Ian Sample | 
An ancient mutation that spread through humans after the advent of cooking may protect people against high blood sugar and ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Race realists’ distort science to promote controversial political views

Angela Saini | 
Far-right and anti-immigrant groups have once more become visible and powerful across Europe and the US. … I have spent ...
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In bid for US support, French candidate to head UN agricultural agency says she’s not necessarily opposed to GMO or gene-edited crops

Julian Borger | 
Europe’s candidate to run the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which guides policymakers around the world, has promised the ...
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Scientific challenges to CRISPR crops ‘largely settled,’ though political, social concerns remain

Karen Weintraub | 
Soon, soybeans will be bred to yield oil without dangerous trans fats. Lettuce will be grown to handle warmer, drier ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Toxic’ chemicals fueled post-WWII economic boom in the United States—here’s why that’s a problem

McKay Jenkins | 
[B]efore [World War II], the vast majority of Americans lived in cities, or they lived on farms. Suddenly, with all ...
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Redesigning life: First living organism created with ‘fully synthetic’ genome

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have created the world’s first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code. The lab-made ...
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Are men angrier than women? Or do they just show it more?

Hannah Devlin | 
Science is beginning to provide new explanations about the ways that personality, age, gender and life experiences shape the way ...
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Dark days: Examining Europe’s history of eugenics, including forced sterilizations in Sweden

Jonathan Freedland | 
In Sweden the self-examination has already begun. A government minister has admitted that “what went on is barbaric and a ...
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Medieval crusader armies had remarkable genetic diversity

Nicola Davis | 
Crusader armies were made up of people from remarkably genetically diverse backgrounds, hailing not just from western Europe but also much further ...
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Alternative protein market gets competitive as startup Beyond Meat preps for IPO

Edward Helmore | 
Wall Street is going vegan. At some point in the next four weeks, Beyond Meat, a pioneering plant-based meat alternative ...
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People may have lived in Australia for 120,000 years—twice as long as we thought

Paul Daley | 
Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years ...
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3-parent baby sparks backlash after doctors use experimental procedure as a fertility treatment

Hannah Devlin | 
A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment. The baby boy, weighing 2.9kg ...
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CRISPR-edited ‘super plants’ might be our best chance to slow climate change

Adam Popescu | 
If this were a film about humanity’s last hope before climate change wiped us out, Hollywood would be accused of ...
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Can genetic tests predict our cancer risk?

Hannah Devlin | 
The [UK] health secretary, Matt Hancock, [recently] shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for ...
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Video: CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna explains Cas-9 gene editing

Jennifer Doudna, Jess Gormley | 
Prof Jennifer Doudna, one the pioneers of Crispr-Cas9 gene editing, explains how this revolutionary discovery enables precise changes to our ...
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EU bans popular fungicide chlorothalonil, citing ‘high risk’ to amphibians, fish and bumblebees

Damian Carrington | 
One of the world’s most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and ...
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Will ‘Green New Deal’ mean the end of hamburgers?

Jan Dutkiewicz | 
Amid the various critiques of the proposed Green New Deal, few capture the alarmism of the American right quite like ...
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Roundup lawsuit: Plaintiff takes the stand against Monsanto in first federal glyphosate-cancer trial

Sam Levin | 
Edwin Hardeman, the first person to challenge Monsanto’s Roundup in a federal trial, testified [March 5] that he sprayed the ...
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Is a 10 minute cancer blood test coming soon?

Zoe Corbyn | 
About seven years ago, researchers at the US DNA sequencing company Illumina started to notice something odd. A new blood test it ...
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Monsanto lawsuit: Judge threatens to ‘shut down’ plaintiff’s attorney for presenting banned evidence in glyphosate-cancer trial

Sam Levin | 
Monsanto is facing its first federal trial over allegations that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, but a US judge has blocked ...
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Rare brain disorder—Angelman syndrome—could be treated with gene therapy in the womb

Ian Sample | 
Scientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains ...
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Fears that China has used prisoners’ organs for transplants prompts call for retraction of more than 400 scientific papers

Melissa Davey | 
A world-first study has called for the mass retraction of more than 400 scientific papers on organ transplantation, amid fears ...
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Intensive agriculture driving insects towards extinction, threatening “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems,” study claims

Damian Carrington | 
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems,” according to the ...
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Peach-flavored strawberries, disease-resistant bananas? How genetic engineering is shaking up our fruit supply

Bertille Duthoit | 
New [fruit] varieties created through genetic editing and engineering promise to beat disease, and offer enticing new flavors. ... Genetically ...
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‘Cheap and simple’ 10-minute blood test can detect traces of cancer

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap ...
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Startling discovery: Ancient mixed-race girl had Neanderthal and Denisovan parents

Robin McKie | 
[T]ens of thousands of years ago, modern humans encountered Denisovans – and had sex with them. It is a startling ...
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Artificial placentas could transform research into miscarriages, still births and other pregnancy disorders

Ian Sample | 
Scientists have grown “mini placentas” in a breakthrough that could transform research into the underlying causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and ...