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Reports of COVID reinfection are becoming more common. How does that impact immunity?

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[A 25-year-old Nevada man] joins a handful of other confirmed cases of [COVID] reinfection in people without immune disorders. … ...
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DNA ancestry tests are not ‘crystal balls’—they’re approximations

Vox | 
Identical twins have virtually identical DNA. So you’d think if a set of twins both sent in a DNA sample ...

Reading genes: How much of your future do they reveal?

Vox | 
The journal Nature Genetics recently published an enormous study demonstrating yet again how multiple sites on the genome can play a role ...
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9 reasons why IQ really matters

Vox | 
IQ is often dismissed as antiquated, misguided, or less important than personality traits. But according to Stuart Ritchie, an intelligence researcher ...
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Linking genes to IQ could lead to treatment for Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative diseases

Vox | 
[Recently], researchers announced [that] they’d found 40 genes that play a role in shaping human intelligence, bringing the total number of ...

Did humans and Neanderthals make a love connection?

Vox | 
Neanderthal genomes recently sequenced by scientists have revealed that we humans mated with Neanderthals over thousands of years...Just about every ...

Oxytocin ‘love’ hormone? Scientists now doubting its supposed effects on trust

Vox | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Here's one conclusion from ...
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Knowing your biology may help you argue more effectively

Vox | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Evidence continues to mount ...
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Always catching colds? Blame it on your socioeconomic status

National Journal | 
New research says that low socioeconomic status is correlated with shorter telomere length and, interestingly, a higher propensity for getting ...
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Why is Myriad still filing patent suits for breast-cancer tests after SCOTUS rebuke?

National Journal | 
Science is complicated, and the US Supreme Court ruled narrowly on the Myriad case: Now lawsuits are flying ...

What is a gene and how does it apply to the law?

National Journal | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Sixty years ago, scientists first discovered DNA, the structure in which a person’s genes ...
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