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7-10-2018 Lynch-Syndrome-Knowing-Your-Cancer-Risk-Could-Save-Your-Life-1440x810

Why you may need a second, or even third, opinion on your genetic test results

Gina Kolata | 
[Radiology resident Joshua Clayton] sent a sample of his saliva to 23andMe, the genetic testing company. His report was pretty ...
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‘Astonished and appalled’: World Health officials shocked by US opposition to breast feeding resolution

Andrew Jacobs | 
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who ...
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Bumblebees do better in cities than on farms, study finds

Joanna Klein | 
Cities are filled with buildings, people and concrete — usually not seen as the ideal place for anything wild but ...
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Precision medicine and cancer: More than just ‘mutant-hunting’

Siddhartha Mukherjee | 
In many of our genome-obsessed minds, the problem of cancer had become reduced to a rather simple, scalable algorithm: find ...
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Why don’t men have longer, healthier lives? Blame it on the Y chromosome

Natalie Angier | 
New evidence indicates that the Y chromosome participates in an array of essential, general-interest tasks in men, like stanching cancerous ...
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Treating alpha thalassemia major with prenatal blood transfusions, bone marrow transplant

Denise Grady | 
In the three months before she was even born, Elianna Constantino received five blood transfusions and a bone-marrow transplant. All ...
5-25-2018 MosaicArtOshkosh

Why can your DNA vary from cell to cell? Mosaicism is a ‘hidden mix of mutations’

Carl Zimmer | 
James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a ...
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Bridging the ‘gulf between patients and researchers’ in cancer treatment

Susan Gubar | 
When my cancer support group visited a research lab, the discussion of proteomics, fibroblasts and microRNAs made about as much ...
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Is the nucleolus the key to stopping cellular aging?

Joanna Klein | 
Under a microscope, it’s hard to miss. Take just about any cell, find the nucleus, then look inside it for ...
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The infamous life and death of biohacker Aaron Traywick

Jonah Bromwich | 
In the span of two years, Aaron Traywick, who was 28 when he died, went from a virtual unknown to ...
5-10-2018 tristam-dna

Consumer DNA tests: Answering questions ‘we didn’t even know we had’

Amanda Hess | 
23andMe is among a crop of new services that have arrived to help us mine our genetic material for answers ...
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Which foods does the USDA’s proposed ‘bioengineered’ label cover?

Amy Harmon | 
The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed new guidelines for labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Food makers will ...
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Immunotherapy as a last resort for terminal cancer patients

Gina Kolata | 
Dr. Oliver Sartor has a provocative question for patients who are running out of time. Most are dying of prostate ...
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Close to home: Biologist was studying gene now linked to daughter’s rare illness

Pam Belluck | 
By the time her mother received the doctor’s email, Yuna Lee was already 2 years old, a child with a ...
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Menopause may put women at greater risk for Alzheimer’s

Lisa Mosconi | 
[W]e are only beginning to understand is why women are more susceptible [to Alzheimer's]. What factors differentiate women from men, ...
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Viewpoint: California’s coffee cancer label isn’t backed by evidence—and could do more harm than good

Aaron Carroll | 
About two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-based illnesses. Cigarettes are also very addictive. Because of this, it seems reasonable to place warnings ...
4-19-2018 rove-beetle

The rove beetle may help us ‘answer questions about evolution’ other insects can’t

James Gorman, Joseph Parker | 
It is rare that a new organism is introduced as a model for study in biology, but Dr. [Joseph] Parker ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumers should reconsider ‘blanket opposition’ to GMO crops

Jane Brody | 
It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering ...
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Regenerative agriculture: Can ‘carbon farming’ help battle climate change by improving soil health?

Moises Velasquez-Manoff | 
[Regenerative agriculture's] guiding principle is not just to farm sustainably — that implies mere maintenance of what might, after all, ...
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‘Natural traveler’? Humans may not be responsible for sweet potato’s migration from South America to Pacific

Carl Zimmer | 
Of all the plants that humanity has turned into crops, none is more puzzling than the sweet potato. Indigenous people ...
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Viewpoint: Time to reassess Nazi Hans Asperger’s role in study of autism

Edith Sheffer | 
I have spent the past seven years researching the Nazi past of Dr. Hans Asperger. Asperger is credited with shaping ...
Viewpoint: 'Race' may be a social construct, but denying ancestral-based group genetic differences is 'indefensible'

Viewpoint: ‘Race’ may be a social construct, but denying ancestral-based group genetic differences is ‘indefensible’

David Reich | 
With the help of [advances in DNA sequencing], we are learning that while race may be a social construct, differences ...
‘All of Us’:  NIH biobank set to collect genomes of 1 million people to address chronic diseases

‘All of Us’: NIH biobank set to collect genomes of 1 million people to address chronic diseases

Gina Kolata | 
This spring, the National Institutes of Health will start recruiting participants for one of the most ambitious medical projects ever ...
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Conservation steward challenge: Which endangered species should we intervene to save?

Jennifer Kahn | 
[O]ur role as stewards of the earth is becoming more and more like that of doctors in a global intensive-care ...
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Unexplained ailments? Genetic mutations may be responsible

Carl Zimmer | 
Gregor Mendel discovered fundamental rules of genetics by raising pea plants. He realized that hidden factors — we now know ...
World's largest family tree could help explain why we stopped marrying our cousins

World’s largest family tree could help explain why we stopped marrying our cousins

Steph Yin | 
Before the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Canada and Europe, you might have ended up married to a fourth ...
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Viewpoint: How ‘Big Food’ co-opted the organic movement

Danny Hakim | 
I was recently dispatched to a Target to buy some Goldfish, which was a more daunting task than you might ...
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‘Natural’ food label heads to court

Julie Creswell | 
In recent years, one bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market for packaged foods, beverages and consumer products has been ...