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‘COVID is like a burglar who slips into your unlocked window and ransacks your house’

It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why it’s a big mistake to genetically engineer people

Studies in animals, including one described recently in Wired, show that the gene manipulation technique CRISPR has a habit of ...
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Why all the COVID-induced blood clots, strokes and heart attacks? The coronavirus may be a blood vessel disease rather than a respiratory affliction

In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially ...
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Viewpoint: Human ‘evolutionary changes’ inevitable from pandemics

We all know that viruses are living organisms that can evolve and change, but did you also know that they ...
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Infographic: Buying time: What we gain from strong coronavirus measures, including suppression strategies

Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak ...
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Why it may not be ‘screen time’ that’s stunting development of kids’ brains

A new study links young children’s screen time with changes in the brain and slower language development. But parents, before ...
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New migraine treatments a game changer for some patients

Chronic migraine disorder, which a neurologist diagnosed [Michelle] Tracy with shortly after her initial ER visit, is defined as having ...
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Viewpoint: DNA fitness test claims are ‘misleading’

The sales pitch is compelling: By revealing the secrets locked inside your DNA, genetic testing can optimize your workout gains ...
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Chasing the mysterious polio-like disorder striking children

A runny nose or cough are normal symptoms during the fall, but this year doctors in the United States and ...