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Cultural Revolution

Do parents pass down trauma to their children?

Shayla Love | 
When the children of Holocaust survivors came of age in the 1970s, psychologists realized that they felt the trauma of ...

Should animals have legal rights currently reserved for humans?

Peter Aldhous | 
Tommy the chimpanzee got his day in court on October 8, 2014. He was unable to attend the hearing in ...
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Beyond universal donors, some people are programed with no blood type at all

Penny Bailey | 
People genetically coded with the RH-null blood type have a blood type more rare than extremely rare disease. Their numbers ...

Cystic Fibrosis is a simple genetic puzzle, but finding a cure remains difficult

Penny Sarchet | 
On the face of it, CF is a perfect candidate for gene therapy. It’s literally a textbook genetic disease – ...

Who wants to live to forever?

Barry Gibb | 
When does a 7-year-old consider the onset of old age to begin? What about when he’s 70? Ameliorating aging comes ...

Human blood types remain a mystery despite a hundred years of study

Carl Zimmer | 
In 1900 the Austrian physician Karl Landsteiner first discovered blood types, winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for ...
Girls who never grow up offer clues for aging research

Girls who never grow up offer clues for aging research

Virginia Hughes | 
An exceptionally rare genetic disorder causes a handful of girls to never age. Could they offer clues to help us ...
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