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Don’t blame evolution for war

Despite the chance of acquiring wealth and power, whole war doesn't make life better. But engaging in a little violence ...
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Promising future of delayed fertility? Don’t count your (frozen) chickens

Affluent women or those willing to take on sizable debt and want to delay having babies can freeze their eggs ...
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While UK embraces life-saving germline editing, US mired in debate as promising life-saving cases go untreated

Thousands of women with mitochondria disease have no hope of having children without genetic editing or assisted reproduction techniques. Critics ...
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Don’t stop drinking orange juice: Citrus-cancer link overblown

Reporting on a study linking consuming grapefruit and orange juice to melanoma shows how the press can blow new research ...
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Precision medicine inches along

More than a decade ago, we sequenced the human genome with hope that disease cures might soon follow. Finding treatment ...
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Teen boy checklist: Graduate high school, freeze sperm, go to college

A UK bioethicist urges young men to freeze sperm so their kids won’t run a higher risk of inheriting genetic ...
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Who’s your (ancestral) daddy? Family tree genetics might link everyone to King David

Companies claiming to pinpoint your ancestral village of origin or relationship with famous historical figures are likely telling you the ...
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DNA, the ‘devious defecator’ and the right to genetic privacy

A poop paternity test may set legal precedents on privacy in the workplace ...
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Three parent babies: Parent #3’s impact may go beyond mitochondria

New research shows mitochondrial and nuclear DNA interact throughout a person’s lifetime. What does that mean for parents seeking mitochondrial ...
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Mysteries of cat, human health revealed through microbiome

Studying the bacteria that live in an on our feline friends maybe a good proxy for humans. They live in ...
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Arm chair geneticists looking for enlightenment could provide useful data

People who sequence their genomes don’t hinder public health; they offer an opportunity for free data. We should capitalize on ...
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Lifestyle changes can’t alter DNA: Claiming it can is a public disservice

Lifestyle changes have profound effects on human health, more so than most blockbuster drugs. But despite their potency, supplements, exercise ...
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What are the odds? Family celebrates birth of 13th consecutive son

Beyond X and Y chromosomes, scientists postulate genes and environmental exposures play a roll in making sons or daughters more ...
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