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From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 affects the body long after the virus is gone

Lois Parshley | 
Because Covid-19 is a new disease, there are no studies about its long-term trajectory for those with more severe symptoms; ...
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Is hydroxychloroquine useless and dangerous, or not? Major study released last week dissing therapy now under scrutiny

Kelsey Piper | 
Does President Trump’s favored coronavirus treatment, the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, make you more likely to die of Covid-19? That was ...
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Does ‘factory farming’ increase our risk of experiencing pandemics?

Sigal Samuel | 
Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans in China’s wet markets, just ...
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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna on why we need human gene-editing regulations

Daniel Markus, Jennifer Doudna | 
In this episode of Reset, host Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks with Jennifer Doudna about the promise and peril in CRISPR’s future, what’s ...

Conspiracy theorists suggest the coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. The scientific consensus disagrees.

Eliza Barclay | 
[O]n Fox News and social media, a dangerous conspiracy theory about the origin of the health crisis won’t die. There ...
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Consumers are losing interest in DNA tests. Is it ‘market saturation, privacy concerns, limited usefulness’?

Rani Molla | 
This past year, Ancestry and 23andMe DNA kit sales on their websites saw major declines, according to new data from Second ...
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Can you buy a synthetic version of the deadly 1918 influenza? There’s no law against it—and that has security experts worried

Kelsey Piper | 
In the past few years, something new has become possible in biology: cheaply “printing” DNA for insertion into a cell ...
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Is China’s mysterious virus a ‘global health emergency’? 6 things to know about the outbreak

Julia Belluz | 
Just three weeks ago, China announced the outbreak of a mysterious new virus in the city of Wuhan involving a ...

Rise of perfectionism and its toll on our mental health

Christie Aschwanden | 
Once an issue that affected a select few, perfectionism is now a growing cultural phenomenon, fueled by modern parenting and ...
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Biohacker Josiah Zayner explains how to be ethical without being ‘responsible’

Delia Paunescu, Josiah Zayner | 
Josiah Zayner is a biophysicist who made headlines in 2017 when he tried to edit his genome live onstage at a ...
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‘Unnatural Selection’: Netflix series tackles tough CRISPR issues, including biohacking and editing children’s DNA

Sigal Samuel | 
Is it ethical to edit your child’s DNA — or your own? Does the answer depend on whether you’re perfectly ...
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Trump administration wants to collect DNA from detained immigrants

Nicola Narea | 
The Trump administration plans to vastly expand a program to collect DNA information from migrants in detention and enter it ...
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Gene drives and other ‘out-of-the-box approaches’ can eradicate malaria by 2050, scientists say

Sigal Samuel | 
“For too long, malaria eradication has been a distant dream, but now we have evidence that malaria can and should ...

‘Don’t try this at home’: New California law targets biohacking, do-it-yourself CRISPR

Sigal Samuel | 
California wants to make it clear that tinkering with your own genes is a “don’t try this at home” sort ...

Nootropics and the quest to improve our brains through ‘barely regulated’ dietary supplements

Kaitlyn Tiffany | 
It helped too that, as vague as the term “smart” is, “nootropics” is equally broad. It was coined by Romanian ...
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9 questions about biohacking and the quest to upgrade the human body

Sigal Samuel | 
As biohacking starts to appear more often in headlines, it’s worth getting clear on some of the fundamentals. Here are ...
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Viewpoint: Fake autism treatments driven by fear and ignorance

Sarah Kurchak | 
NBC News recently published an exposé on the dangerous and all-too-common practice of orally and anally administering bleach-based treatments to ...
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‘Third way’ agriculture: How technology, good judgement can save our food supply from climate change

Amanda Little, Sean Illing | 
Imagine waking up in a world that has become so hot and so crowded that most of what you eat ...
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Sperm counts are falling. Here are 5 ways to boost male fertility

Julia Belluz | 
The concentration of sperm in semen, also known as sperm count, has halved in the West since the 1970s. The ...
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How much did the Chinese government know about controversial CRISPR babies research?

Julia Belluz | 
When scientist He Jiankui announced he’d conducted an experiment that led to the birth of twin girls with CRISPR-edited genomes in November, ...

While Americans are ambivalent about plant-based ‘clean meat’ protein alternatives, Chinese and Indians are enthusiastic

Kelsey Piper | 
Would you eat a burger grown from animal cells rather than a whole cow? What about a plant-based burger, once ...
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DNA ancestry tests are not ‘crystal balls’—they’re approximations

Brian Resnick | 
Identical twins have virtually identical DNA. So you’d think if a set of twins both sent in a DNA sample ...

Fasting diets are soaring in popularity. Are they backed by science?

Julia Belluz | 
Over the past couple of decades, as dozens of diets and weight management schemes have come in and out of ...

Will we see illegal CRISPR IVF clinics in the US? Experts weigh in

Julia Belluz | 
The possibility of “CRISPR babies” became real [November 25], when a Chinese scientist stunned the world by announcing he’d used the gene-editing ...

Viewpoint: What ‘New Atheists’ get wrong about science and religion

John Gray, Sean Illing | 
New Atheism is a literary movement that sprung up in 2004, led by prominent authors like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, ...

Reading genes: How much of your future do they reveal?

Brian Resnick | 
The journal Nature Genetics recently published an enormous study demonstrating yet again how multiple sites on the genome can play a role ...

What is CRISPR? And why should you care?

If you haven’t heard of CRISPR yet, the short explanation goes like this: In the past six years, scientists have ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR crops have a chance to avoid the trust issues that plague GMOs

Tamar Haspel | 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on [July 18th] released a report on how to address the most pressing problems of American ...