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Having children may cause your cells to age faster than normal

Rachael Rettner | 
Women who give birth may be biologically "older" than women who don't, a new study suggests. For the study, the ...
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Jet lag: Airplane oxygen levels could be key to resetting our biological clock

Sara Miller | 
A small shift in the oxygen levels in the air could act as a "reset" button for the biological clock, ...
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Does low IQ correlate with prejudicial thinking?

Stephanie Pappas | 
There's a long-standing and somewhat uncomfortable finding in psychology: that low IQ, conservative social beliefs and prejudice — including anti-gay ...

Specific genes linked to size and shape of the face

Taylor Kubota | 
[I]n a new study, researchers tried to make sense of how a person's genes are linked to his or her ...

Differences between brain at work and at rest may influence intelligence

Sara Miller | 
Your brain activity differs depending on whether you're working on a task, or at rest — and just how much ...

Scientists may have found gene behind hyper-sociability

Christopher Wanjek | 
[H]umans are social beings, an evolutionary trait that helped separate us from other primates millions of years ago...These genetic underpinnings ...

Despite public fear against human chimeras, three already exist

Rachael Rettner | 
The news that researchers want to create human-animal chimeras has generated controversy recently...But chimeras aren't always man-made — and there ...
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Transgender identity not mental health disorder study says, despite WHO designation

Sara Miller | 
People who identify as transgender should not be considered to have a mental health disorder, according to a new study ...
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What determines baby’s sex? Ancient viral genes may hold answer

Charles Choi | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's a boy! Or ...

Birth month may play role in allergy risk

Agata Bleszczak-Boxe | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People born in the ...

Red wine, olive oil may help prevent heart disease through gut microbes

Charles Q. Choi | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For the first time, ...

Migraines may come down to one neurotransmitter

Jesse Emspak | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Blocking a single neurotransmitter ...
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UK womb transplants met with ethical concerns

Rachael Rettner | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Ten women in the ...

Could doctors use CRISPR to ‘fix’ broken DNA?

Katrine Bosley, Sandra Glucksmann | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Today, medicine recognizes more ...
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Why do intelligent people live longer? It’s in your DNA

Stephanie Pappas | 
Smarter people tend to live longer than those with less luck in the intelligence department. Now, a new study hints ...

Conservation genetics turns to IVF to save rare livestock breeds

Geoffrey Koch | 
IVF — a procedure in which an egg and sperm are combined in a laboratory dish and the resulting embryo ...

Variety of infections linked to lower IQ scores

Julia Calderone | 
People who have had an infection that made them so sick they had to be hospitalized may have IQs that ...

If we encountered extraterrestrial aliens, what would they look like?

Jesse Emspak | 
With thousands of planets outside Earth's solar system, there's a pretty good chance that some of them have the conditions ...

Genes may explain similarities between child prodigies and children with autism

Child prodigies may share certain genetic traits with people who have autism, new research suggests. The finding could help explain ...
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Understanding autism: Human stem cells offer new research approach

Alysson Muotri | 
The simplest and most direct method of studying the human brain is to probe the living organ directly. For myriad ...

Head trauma linked to severe neurological problems for professional football players

Rachael Rettner | 
The types of brain damage that can occur as a result of being a professional football player have received increased ...

Does a whale’s genome hold the secret to longevity?

Becky Oskin | 
In a search for genes that fight off aging, researchers have now charted the bowhead whale genome. Bowheads are filter ...

What will the future of brain science bring?

Bahar Gholipour | 
The more scientists learn about the brain, the more questions arise and the more challenging the quest to understand human ...

Artic Apple’s gene-silencing tech presents new regulation challenges

Margaret Mellon | 
Biotechnology is heading into the Garden of Eden. A Canadian corporation, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is offering a genetically engineered apple that ...

Snake species responsible for bite identified using DNA test

Agata Bleszczak-Boxe | 
To treat victims of snakebites, it's important to know which type of snake did the biting. Now, a new test ...

Two Ebola vaccines currently being tested for future use

Rachael Rettner | 
Two experimental vaccines against Ebola are currently being tested to see whether they are safe to use in people, and ...
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Mothers contribute more to human gene pool than fathers

Laura Geggel | 
Mothers outnumbered fathers throughout much of human history, a new DNA analysis of people around the world shows. The genetic ...

European Jews closley related and not converted Khazars

Jesse Emspak | 
If you're European Jewish and meet another European member of the community, odds are you're at least 30th cousins. A ...