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Bayer trial: Judge may cut $2 billion glyphosate-cancer damages to $250 million

Taylor Telford | 
A California judge will slash a $2 billion judgment against Bayer AG, which had been awarded to a couple who ...
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CRISPR used to cure HIV in mice. Will it lead to new treatments for humans?

Hannah Knowles | 
Researchers say they have removed HIV from the DNA of mice, an achievement the scientists say could be an early ...
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‘I’m not me’: Rare depersonalization disorder leaves patients feeling disconnected from their bodies

Nathan Dunne | 
I would stare at my hands and think, “I’m not me.” No matter where I was, in the middle of ...

US Stem Cell Clinic ordered to halt controversial treatment that blinded 4 patients

William Wan | 
A federal judge issued an order [June 25] barring a Florida-based stem-cell company from performing an unapproved procedure that blinded ...
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There’s little evidence showing diet soda is harmful—so why do experts recommend we avoid it?

Tamar Haspel | 
Low-calorie sweeteners represent just about everything that’s wrong with our diet. They’re mostly synthetic. They play to the human preference ...
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Cell phones may be causing horns to grow on our skulls

Isaac Stanley-Becker | 
Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already ...

GPS keeps you from getting lost. It also may be ruining your brain.

M. R. O'Connor | 
When people are told which way to turn, it relieves them of the need to create their own routes and ...
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Video: Year-long experiment of eating expired food raises doubts about ‘sell by’ dates

Daron Taylor | 
Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and chief executive Scott Nash did something many of us are afraid to do: ...
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‘Zombie deer disease’ could make leap to humans, researchers say

Jason Bittel | 
Jeannine Fleegle [wildlife biologist] reached into a black garbage bag, pulled out a severed deer head, and placed it on ...
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Why an FDA legal victory won’t stop controversial stem cell clinics

William Wan | 
When the Food and Drug Administration won a landmark lawsuit [June 3] against a stem cell company, health officials hailed ...

How do we stem climate change? Suck a trillion tons of CO2 underground

Laura Reiley | 
[In May], carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 415 parts per million, the highest in human history. Environmental experts ...
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Guatemalan coffee growers battling deadly plant fungus, stiff competition abandon farms for US

Kevin Sieff | 
Guatemala’s coffee farmers are at the mercy of one of the world’s most volatile commodity markets. Over the past two ...
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Dinosaur hike: How a Montana family found a ‘nearly complete’ T. rex

Steve Hendrix | 
“It was right over there, just a bit of it sticking from the earth that caught my eye,” [Kathy] Wankel ...
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Trump administration halts US funding for fetal tissue research, threatening work on AIDS, cancer and other diseases

Amy Goldstein | 
The Trump administration on Wednesday [June 5] ended funding of medical research by government scientists using fetal tissue and canceled ...

Cancer patients should get quicker access to unapproved drugs through FDA ‘concierge service’

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration plans to provide “concierge service” to doctors seeking access to unapproved drugs for cancer patients ...
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A ‘wake-up call for women’: Low-fat diet rich in fruit and vegetables reduces breast cancer risk, study says

Laurie McGinley | 
Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast ...
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Washington Post editorial: We have an ‘urgent need’ for international rules on gene-edited babies

WHEN CHINESE scientist He Jiankui announced last November his experiments making heritable genetic changes in human embryos followed by live ...
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Autism war rages: Is it a medical condition or ‘neurodiversity’?

Alisa Opar | 
[There is] a deep divide in the autism community: On one side are parents of autistic children with severe traits ...
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Lab-grown burgers are coming, but heated political battle will determine future of cell-cultured meat

Laura Reiley | 
Companies in the United States and abroad are moving quickly to bring to market hamburgers and other meat, poultry and ...
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‘An insurance policy for the future’: Why some healthy young men are freezing their sperm

Ariana Cha | 
Gilbert Sanchez froze his sperm in January [2019], shortly before his 25th birthday. He was healthy and at low-risk for ...

Washington Post dietitian: Environmental Working Group, activists irresponsibly fan fears by citing ‘scary-sounding’ but harmless chemicals in food

Cara Rosenbloom | 
Would you worry if you knew your food contained sucrose octanoate esters or tocopherols? They might sound frightening, but don’t ...

We’re on the verge of wiping out 1 million species. And that could hurt our own survival chances, UN report says

Darryl Fears | 
Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, ...
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Viewpoint: Caster Semenya ruling demonstrates our ‘myopic’ view of athletes and gender

Jerry Brewer | 
In the intricate and emotional case of Caster Semenya, there is no such thing as fair. Her situation vexes traditional ...
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Washington Post: CRISPR-edited crops require careful oversight and regulations to calm consumer food safety concerns

Caitlin Dewey | 
Thanks to a cutting-edge technology called gene editing, scientists can now turn plant genes “on” and “off” almost as easily ...
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Costly CAR T-cell therapy gets boost with Medicare proposal to increase reimbursements

Laurie McGinley | 
Medicare officials on [April 23] proposed increasing reimbursements for a groundbreaking but costly cancer therapy used for patients whose blood ...
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Can genetic testing pinpoint the right antidepressant, or is it just ‘a shot in the dark’?

Ilana Marcus | 
For patients who weren’t responding well after trying one or two different antidepressants, [physician Jeremy Bruce] started sending samples of ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Jill Adams | 
Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Some mammograms harder to read than others. FDA wants breast density data included in reports

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration on [March 27] proposed requiring mammogram providers to tell women with dense breast tissue that ...