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Preventing brain disease by eating brains? Science doesn’t support sensationalized reporting

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Is there a genetic cure for dementia? Recent news reports of a mutation that can protect against a deadly form ...
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“Home brewed morphine” from genetically engineered yeast? What did the media get wrong?

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Researchers report creating genetically engineered yeast strains that take us one step closer to producing opiates using microbes. How did ...
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Genetics of depression: Could a test have prevented the Germanwings catastrophe?

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Major depression affects an estimated 10 percent of the population and often runs in families. Could a genetic test could ...

Ethical and science conundrum: Did reporters, scientists miss nuances of embryo gene-editing story?

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Report from China of the first genetically modified human embryos using gene editing technologies has resulted in a collective response ...
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Australian “contamination” battle highlights divide over GMO-organic coexistence

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The appeal of the high profile Marsh-Baxter ruling underway this week in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the debate ...
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Why this year’s flu vaccine wasn’t great and what can be done

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The unusually poor effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine calls for renewed efforts to create better vaccines, faster. What do ...
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Are we locked into our biological clocks? Night shift workers want to know

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What are the risks of altering our biological clocks with long term rotating shift work? Can the biolgical clock be ...
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Cancer, bad luck and some lessons in science reporting

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The controversy surrounding a study that suggests cancer is mostly due to bad luck has some lessons for science reporting ...
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Why did some experimental HIV vaccines increase risk of infection?

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Several experimental HIV vaccines have not only failed but in some cases have increased the risk of infection. A new ...
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Viruses that make us smarter? Not really

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News reports about viral gene fragments in the human genome making us smarter exagerate claims made by the research study ...
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Genes have a time clock, new obesity study reveals

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Although genes drive many human behaviors, new research suggests their impact changes over time—when the environment changes so does the ...
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Can chemicals evolve? Testing recipes for the origin of life

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Scientists are testing the ability of simple chemicals to evolve under the guidance of a robot. Could this be one ...

Gene Therapy 3.0: Rise and fall and rise again of gene therapy–For real this time?

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Gene therapy is seeing a renaissance after a long period of skepticism about its failed potential. What are the new ...
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Forced sterilization in Peru: Did modern eugenic practices slow population growth?

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The Peruvian government is alleged to have used coercive methods to sterilize thousands of indigenous women and men to control ...
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Kenya’s maize famine underscores need for Africa to confront GMO fears

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Kenya could lose a third of its maize crop to a lethal virus. Is it time that Kenya and Africa ...

Canada gearing up to pass law against genetic discrimination

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Canada is gearing up to pass a law against genetic discrimination. How is the rest of the world dealing with ...