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Saliva COVID tests appear as accurate as nasal swabs

Two new studies have found that tests that look for the virus in samples of saliva are about as reliable ...
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Alzheimer’s disease may soon be detectable with a simple blood test

[A blood test might] be a simple way to help diagnose [Alzheimer’s, the] most common form of dementia. Developing such a ...
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‘Zombie cells’ infected with coronavirus sprout ‘ghoulish’ tentacles that reach out and hijack neighbors

Researchers exploring the interaction between the coronavirus and its hosts have discovered that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects a human ...
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‘Colossal Maybes’: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine ‘largely failed’ to improve coronavirus patient survival rates in early, small studies

The malaria drugs touted by President Trump as potentially “the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” have received ...
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On verge of extinction, polio sweeps through Pakistan thanks to anti-vax movement

Polio is making a troubling comeback in Pakistan, and it is being driven by some of the same forces spreading measles ...
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Should we have laws to protect our genetic privacy? DNA testing companies don’t think so

How much genetic privacy is a consumer entitled to? Congress is now pondering federal privacy rules that probably will address ...
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Why Donald Trump and other politicians shouldn’t promise a cancer cure

President Trump made a new promise if voters grant him a second term: “We will come up with the cures ...
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The promise of genetic engineering in medicine could be threatened by ‘bad press’

Because the disorder is caused by a single mutation in a single gene, sickle cell disease has long been seen ...
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Challenging Nature’s decision to run a stem cell advertisement portrayed as research

Readers of Nature, one of the world’s most important scientific journals, might have been struck recently by an audacious claim ...
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Why teaching evolution is still difficult in many public schools

[November 12] marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epperson vs. Arkansas, which struck down the state’s ...
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3 questions to ask before buying a home DNA test

[One] DNA test found that my family’s dog, Teddy, is part pit bull, which comes as no surprise. Many rescue ...
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‘I’m the golden guinea pig’: New immunotherapy ‘eliminated’ aggressive breast cancer

[S]cientists have reported a new approach that eliminated all evidence of advanced-stage breast cancer in a 49-year-old woman who had ...
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Antibiotic resistance may be dangerous—but it’s hardly new

Despite media reports, antibiotics always faced microbe resistance. Can studying their genetics show us a path to new drugs ...
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‘Ata’ was no alien: DNA analysis solves mystery of tiny mummified Chilean skeleton

In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile's Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch ...