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Why are left-handed people excluded from brain research?

Shayla Love | 
About 10 percent of people prefer to use their left hand for everyday activities, like writing, a percentage that's remained ...

Congenital blindness appears to offer protection against schizophrenia. Researchers trying to figure out why.

Shayla Love | 
No person who was born blind has ever been diagnosed with schizophrenia. … This is especially surprising, since congenital blindness ...
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Replacing the ‘magic mushroom’: Engineered bacteria more efficient at producing hallucinogenic compound psilocybin

Becky Ferreira | 
Psilocybin mushrooms, popularly known as magic mushrooms, are famous as psychedelic purveyors of trippy epiphanies and cathartic giggle fits. But ...
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Making the case for a sixth major mass extinction–the end-Guadalupian event

Becky Ferreira | 
Life on Earth has diversified into countless forms over the course of billions of years, but it hasn’t always been ...
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How did this bird evolve into existence again after disappearing 136,000 years ago?

Becky Ferreira | 
The Aldabra white-throated rail, a flightless bird that lives on its namesake atoll in the Indian Ocean, doesn’t look like ...

Lesson from BPA: Banning glyphosate herbicide won’t make us safer

Jenny Splitter | 
For years, opponents of glyphosate have argued the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is harmful for your health. ...
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Genetic factors might explain nuances of male gay behavior, study claims

Justin Lehmiller | 
A lot of people think that homosexuality is a simple matter of genetics—if you have the so-called "gay gene," well, ...
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Coming age of CRISPR gene editing: What in heck is the ‘Pink Chicken Project’?

Emma Griffith | 
A new website called "the Pink Chicken Project" offers up an intriguing nugget of an idea: what if we turned ...
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Designer muscles: How gene doping could change sports

Adam Piore | 
[Editor's Note: Adam Piore is an award-winning journalist and author of the new book The Body Builders: Inside the Science ...

20 years after Dolly the sheep, human cloning is no closer

Daniel Oberhaus | 
On July 5, 1996, after 276 failed attempts, a team of scientists at the Roslin Institute at the University of ...
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Zika won’t stop Rio Olympics, despite significant health concerns

Tamara Khandaker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Rio Olympics will ...

Lack of transparency from fertility clinics prompts egg donors to share stories

Colette Shade | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What will a young ...

How much will good, quality sperm cost you?

Brittany Malooly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The price for a ...

What people around the world are saying about the safety of GMOs

VICE News traveled around the world speaking to people about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and differences in opinion about engineered ...
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Vaginome: What’s hiding in the private’s microbial garden?

A.V. Flox | 
Microbes reside in virtually every human bodily system, a mix of about 10,000 different species of bacteria, fungi, and archaea ...
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Drinking soda might degrade DNA, accelerate aging

Sally Hayden | 
So much for rotting teeth and making kids obese — a new study suggests that the regular consumption of soda ...

Rethinking stigma against GM meat

Josh Barrie | 
Genetic modification is an inflammatory subject. Especially when it comes to food. Crops are one thing, but the idea of ...
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Video: When it comes to sports success, genes matter most

Davide Epstein | 
David Epstein, author of "The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance" discusses the ways that human biological ...

23andMe facing class action suit for making ‘genetic predictions’

Grace Wyler | 
23andMe is now faced with a class-action lawsuit that challenges the company's claims of genetic tests' predictive power ...
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Chinese company attempts to engineer genius babies

Aleks Eror | 
At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire ...
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