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Deepfakes

‘Synthetic media’: How AI could make the era of ‘fake news’ far worse

Joshua Rothman | 
In the emerging world of “synthetic media,” the work of digital-image creation—once the domain of highly skilled programmers and Hollywood ...
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Are genes more important than practice for excelling in games, sports, and academics?

Maria Konnikova | 
[The] age-old debate: nature versus nurture, genetics versus effort. We’ve been having it long before we knew what DNA was...[T]he ...

Should Hawaii use GM mosquitoes to save its endangered birds?

Michael Specter | 
The 2016 [World Conservation Congress] has been held in Hawaii, which is fitting, since the state is often referred to ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save Hawaii’s critically endangered birds

Michael Specter | 
[M]osquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native ...
Hannibal

Researchers attempt to track Hannibal’s legendary journey from ancient horse manure

Margeurite Holloway | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More than two thousand ...
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American eugenics movement was dark time for science and society

Andrea Denhoed | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Carrie Buck was born ...

Scientists use ‘assisted evolution’ in attempt to save coral reefs

Elizabeth Kolbert | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Hawaii Institute of ...
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Schizophrenia’s family ties invoke necessity of genetics in mental illness research

Siddhartha Mukherjee | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. That schizophrenia runs in ...
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For precision medicine to work, genetics knowledge needs to catch up to science

Cynthia Graber | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a recent speech ...

Cancer treatment guidelines limit use of unorthodox cures, hinder medical progress

Malcolm Gladwell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Vince DeVita served as ...

Can bacterial infection fight off a brain tumor?

Emily Eakin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Among the people waiting ...
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Fish story: Salmon eaten in US modified even before genetic engineering

Paul Greenberg | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As strange as the ...

Body’s immune response may be factor in Alzheimer’s risk

Jerome Groopman | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Inflammation occurs when the ...

How did CRISPR’s discovery transform genetic research?

Michael Specter | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  CRISPR as two components. The ...

What does dust in your house say about you?

Emily Anthes | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Dust talks. That clump ...

Are cats really as domesticated as we think they are?

Ferris Jabr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  At first, the cat ...

Mysterious DNA in brain unexpected blessing for evolution

Kelly Clancy | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Mutations can cost an ...
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Can the Chinese government overcome public mistrust of GMOs?

Christina Larson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In China, food security ...

Do we have an intrinsic, evolutionary disgust of cockroaches?

Nicola Twilley | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cockroaches have been smeared ...

Sci-fi drama ‘Sense8’ explores transhumanism in positive light

Joshua Rothman | 
The defining scene of “Sense8,” the new sci-fi drama on Netflix, comes about halfway through the first season. It starts ...
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America is experiencing its worst bird flu outbreak ever: Why aren’t we more concerned?

Michael Specter | 
Which epidemic has caused Americans greater anxiety: the Ebola outbreak, which began last year in Africa and has killed thousands ...

Can emeging field of optogenetics transform how scientists study brain and mental health?

John Colapinto | 
For much of the history of brain research, it has been nearly impossible to accurately test ideas about how the ...

Rabies virus becomes unlikely tool for mapping brain networks

Patrick House | 
Humans have a long tradition of turning things that harm us into things that help us. We made bears into ...

Ctenophores, long-underestimated outcast of animal kingdom, now challenge design of evolutionary tree

Ed Yong | 
In the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution, a group of scientists published a tub-thumping defense of sponges and other ...
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Weighing risks of glyphosate should lead to mindful use not elimination

Michael Specter | 
Late last month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, issued a report ...

Why touch is so important to emotional, physical wellbeing

Maria Konnikova | 
Touch is the first of the senses to develop in the human infant, and it remains perhaps the most emotionally ...
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Disgust over ‘unnaturalness’ of GMOs prime reason for opposition

Maria Konnikova | 
Feelings of disgust are often immune to rationality. And with good reason: evolutionarily, disgust is an incredibly adaptive, life-saving reaction. We find ...

Will synthetic biology face same fate as GMOs?

Nicola Twilley | 
On a cold weekend last month, more than two thousand undergraduate scientists took over two levels of Boston’s Hynes Convention ...