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Italy considers a return to normal—for people with the ‘right’ coronavirus antibodies

Jason Horowitz | 
There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. ... That glimmer of hope has turned ...
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FDA approves rapid blood test for coronavirus antibodies. Could help determine who has ‘some’ immunity.

Apoorva Mandavilli | 
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new test for coronavirus antibodies, the first for use in the ...

How America’s obesity epidemic could exacerbate deadly impact of coronavirus

David Ludwig | 
With businesses facing bankruptcy, schools closed and sports events canceled, President Trump and others have now asked: Is the cure ...
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Timing ‘couldn’t have been worse’: Why travel restrictions didn’t prevent a coronavirus pandemic

Derek Watkins, James Glanz, Jin Wu, Weiyi Cai | 
The most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough. We analyzed the movements of ...
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Matching coronavirus containment success of Taiwan and South Korea requires ‘extraordinary levels of trust and cooperation from citizens’

Donald McNeil Jr. | 
Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, ...

Are coronavirus containment efforts more damaging ‘than the direct toll of the virus itself’?

David Katz | 
I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life ...
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Worst case scenario for coronavirus: 200,000 to 1.7 million US deaths

Sheri Fink | 
Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and epidemic experts from universities around the world conferred last ...
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Coronavirus outbreak is stressing supply chains, but America isn’t running out of food

The aisles and aisles of empty store shelves give the appearance that the United States, improbably and alarmingly, is running ...
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After years of studying Huntington’s, pioneering researcher reveals that she has the disease

Denise Grady | 
Year after year for two decades, Nancy Wexler led medical teams into remote villages in Venezuela, where huge extended families ...
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Vegan burgers: How Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat mimic the texture, appearance and flavor of beef

J Kenji López-Alt | 
Texture, appearance and flavor: These are the elements of meat that the new vegan alternatives from Impossible Foods and Beyond ...
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Future of farming: How next-generation robots breed heartier crops and optimize yields

Knvul Sheikh | 
In a research field off Highway 54 last autumn, corn stalks shimmered in rows 40-feet deep. Girish Chowdhary, an agricultural ...
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Diet wars: Heavy meat consumption carries ‘small but increased’ cardiovascular disease risk, study finds

Anahad O'Connor | 
[In October 2019], the Annals of Internal Medicine published a controversial report that encouraged people not to worry about the ...
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Bizarre deep sea microbe could help explain origins of ‘animals, plants, fungi and humans’

Carl Zimmer | 
Two billion years ago, simple cells gave rise to far more complex cells. Biologists have struggled for decades to learn ...
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Teenager’s experimental gene therapy treatment could change the lives of millions of sickle cell patients worldwide

Gina Kolata, Samantha Stark | 
Meet Helen Obando, a shy 16-year-old who likes to dance when her body isn’t ravaged by the debilitating symptoms of ...

We have the power to wipe out mosquitoes and malaria—but is that a good idea?

Jennifer Kahn | 
Gene drives have yet to be tested outside the lab, and even the most developed project to date — the ...

Age isn’t the thing that saps our memories: ‘Experiencing new things is the best way to keep the mind young’

Daniel Levitin | 
Twenty-year-olds don’t think, “Oh dear, this must be early-onset Alzheimer’s.” They think, “I’ve got a lot on my plate right ...
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Skeptical meat eaters and complex regulations could slow Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat expansion into China

David Yaffe-Bellany | 
Over the last couple of years, Impossible Foods and its main rival, Beyond Meat, have gone from start-ups with niche ...
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Does your DNA leave a unique identifying code? Not always, if you get a bone marrow transplant

Heather Murphy | 
Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev., learned that the DNA in his blood had ...
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China wants to use DNA to map faces. Is it a technology for ‘hunting people’?

Paul Mozur, Sui-Lee Wee | 
Chinese scientists are trying to find a way to use a DNA sample to create an image of a person’s ...
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CRISPR avocados could withstand climate change, but political, scientific roadblocks remain

David Yaffe-Bellany | 
[In August], a team of scientists .... announced that it had mapped the DNA sequences of several types of avocados ...
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‘Big meat’ vs. scrappy startups: Nestlé, Tyson, Hormel roll out plant-based products to compete with Impossible, Beyond

David Yaffe-Bellany | 
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, ...
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Anti-vaccine movement, spurred by internet-based rumors and misinformation

Jan Hoffman | 
As millions of families face back-to-school medical requirements and forms this month, the contentiousness surrounding vaccines is heating up again, ...
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Should we eat less red meat? There’s no solid evidence behind that advice, dietary expert panel says

Gina Kolata | 
Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns ...
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Despite glyphosate-cancer legal battle, farmers defend their use of Roundup

Patricia Cohen | 
The faith that American farmers .... have in Roundup is what prompted the German company Bayer to spend $63 billion ...
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Scientists reconstruct yet-to-be-found skull of humans’ last common ancestor entirely through computer imaging

Carl Zimmer | 
[R]esearchers like Dr. [Aurélien] Mounier are using computers and mathematical techniques to reconstruct the appearance of fossils they have yet ...

Did evolution lead us down the path to heart disease?

Haider Warraich | 
The reason our species finds itself in the ever-constricting clutches of atherosclerosis — the insidious buildup of cholesterol-filled plaques in ...

‘Blame nature not pesticides’: Bee health detectives unravel mystery of 2013 Oregon bumblebee mass deaths

Joanna Klein | 
In June 2013, in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore., an estimated 50,000 bumblebees dropped dead. Shoppers reported bees falling from ...
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Alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had a dream: He wanted to ‘seed the human race with his DNA’

Jeffrey E. Epstein, the wealthy financier who is accused of sex trafficking, had an unusual dream: He hoped to seed ...