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How widespread genetic testing could change the way we live, treat disease

More than half of Icelanders have now had their precise genetic make-up sequenced and analysed. ... The aim of such ...
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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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Are we as smart as we’ll ever be? Why we may be getting dumber.

You may not have noticed, but we are living in an intellectual golden age.  Since the intelligence test was invented ...
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Walking trees and swimming spiders: Why evolution on Earth could travel ‘some truly mind-boggling paths’

What creatures could develop in, say, 100 million years, given what we know about life on Earth and the principles ...
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HPV vaccinations could eliminate cervical cancer, researchers say

The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a ...
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How your personality is influenced by your physical appearance

Known as “facultative personality calibration”, this is the idea that our personalities develop in a way that best suits the ...
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Why you may have invented your earliest childhood memories

Around four out of every 10 of us have fabricated our first memory, according to researchers. This is thought to be ...
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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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Dementia affects men and women differently—and we’re just beginning to understand why

Globally, experts estimate that 75 million people will live with dementia by 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050. Most are women. … ...
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BBC Panorama blasts anti-GMO activists for ignoring science underscoring turning point on biotech reporting

BBC's takedown of activist environmentalists for their rejection of safe and environmentally sustainable crops is the latest in a series ...
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