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Alzheimer’s trial seeks to harness the body’s immune system

Ron Winslow | 
Scientists in academic and corporate labs are already pursuing a host of new approaches that they hope will offer pathways ...
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Scavenger hunt for new antibiotics sends researchers to strange places

Chris Baraniuk | 
It’s said that for nearly 200 years, residents of a small rural area in Northern Ireland called Boho (pronounced “bo”), ...
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‘Gene doping’ could be the future of athletics. But is that a bad thing?

Nick Busca | 
[A] technique could theoretically be used to add muscle bulk to athletes, a concept called gene doping. Doctors could, theoretically, inject cells ...
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Viewpoint: Male birth control pills won’t make much difference if men aren’t eager to use them

Lux Alptraum | 
It’s not enough to simply invent male contraception and bring it to market; we have to be in a place ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

Alexandra Sifferin | 
What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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Is the spirit of adventure encoded in our genes?

Erman Misirlisoy | 
There’s one particular behavioral question that unites many animal species: “Should I explore the wider environment or exploit my current environment?” … ...
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Women’s fertility is a ‘black box’. This biotech company wants to help crack it open

Dana Smith | 
Fertility is like most aspects of medicine — it’s rarely discussed until a problem arises. But as women wait longer to start ...
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Peril of genetic tests: Sometimes too much information can be ‘harmful’

Erman Misirlisoy | 
Genetic testing can raise serious questions about our health. Is it helpful to find out that we are likely to ...