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Scientists say a duck has fathered a chicken

Mackenzie Yang | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A duck has successfully fathered a chicken at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dubai. Researchers ...

Is it a crime to plant a seed?

Adam Cohen | 
The following is an excerpt. Vernon “Hugh” Bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from rural Indiana, did something that got him sued ...

Can carrots reduce the effect of diabetes-causing genes?

Alexandra Sifferlin | 
The following is an excerpt. In the latest revelation about the human genome, researchers say diabetics with a certain genetic ...
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Transgender people in Sweden no longer face forced sterilization

Rebecca Nelson | 
TIMETransgender People in Sweden No Longer Face Forced SterilizationTIMEIn 1999, Sweden granted 175,000 kronor in damages to women who had ...

Could a dopamine gene be the key to longer life?

Maia Szalavitz | 
A gene linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction might also help you live to be 100. A study ...

Parents grapple with delving into their kids’ DNA

Bonnie Rochman | 
This week’s TIME cover story (available to subscribers here) asks a simple question with a complicated answer. Sophisticated DNA testing ...
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Children and DNA

Bonnie Rochman | 
DNA provides the operating instructions for our cells that influence everything from a person’s hair color to susceptibility to disease ...
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Test your DNA for diseases: No doctor required

Bonnie Rochman | 
When Anne Wojcicki’s son was a baby, she ran a swab across the inside of his cheek, collecting DNA to ...

Siberian discovery could bring scientists closer to cloning Woolly Mammoth

Terri Pous | 
The key to cloning a woolly mammoth may be locked into the Siberian permafrost. At least, that’s what scientists in ...

Can GM crops bust the drought?

Bryan Walsh | 
Farmers and crop companies are struggling to figure out ways to cope with severe drought. Changing the weather is still ...

Scientists identify rare gene mutation that protects against Alzheimer’s

Alice Park | 
After years of studying genes that increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists report the promising discovery of DNA that does ...
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