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Have any of Earth's creatures stopped evolving?

Have any of Earth’s creatures stopped evolving?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Some of the planet's more bizarre creatures have prompted some observers to suggest that evolution, on occasion, is stopped in ...

‘The technology is already here’: Implants could eliminate regular health checkups

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Imagine it's the year 2040 and you're due for your regular health checkup. Time to schedule your next colonoscopy, Pap ...
'Rebooting the brain': Our fight to bring people back from the dead

‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

Genetic Literacy Project | 
We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...

Brain chemicals fight for the status quo—that’s why it’s so hard to change people’s minds even when the science consensus is overwhelming

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Why do people refuse to change their views when confronted with scientific consensus? Research is starting to show us how ...
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The real sustainability revolution in farming rests with CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques. Why are organic farmers blocked from using them?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New breeding techniques allow increased precision and much shorter time periods than conventional breeding ...

Reconsidering LSD and other psychedelic drugs for treating depression and anxiety

Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is a movement underway to reconsider how LSD and other psychedelic drugs are regulated. If restrictions were loosened, these ...

Artificial wombs could create seismic shift in the debate over abortion, reproductive rights

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The ability to develop a fetus outside the mother's body could be here within decades. That means society will face ...
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Teaching evolution to college students with creationist views requires innovative approaches

Genetic Literacy Project | 
University instructors employ a variety of methods when teaching evolution in classes in which large numbers of students reject the ...

Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies in their own ways ...

Our brains as hard drives—could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Research suggests it might one day be possible to tweak our brains -- eliminating traumatic memories or granting new skills, ...

Can genetic screening help identify soldiers less likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Research offers new support for the idea that genetics can play a key role in determining why some people develop ...

Ectogenesis: How artificial placentas could aid premature babies, upend entrenched abortion views

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Survival rates are likely to be improved for infants born prematurely, and those requiring invasive treatments -- including surgery, cell ...
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We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Gene therapy 2.0 using CRISPR to knock out harmful genes sounds is a great idea--if and when it works. But ...
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Viewpoint: Why the Non-GMO Project label is little more than a marketing tool that deceives consumers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The presence of a Non-GMO Project seal of approval doesn't really tell consumers anything about their food ...
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DNA, fruit flies and the quest to treat cancer with precision medicine

Genetic Literacy Project | 
"Cancer therapy is becoming customized to each patient." ...
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Creating Superman (and woman): Who benefits from human enhancement?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Using genetic modification, nanotechnology, bionics, reconstructive surgery, hormones, drugs or any combination of these approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ...
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Body part regeneration: How science can make the jump from fantasy to reality

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Could studying animals that regenerate body parts help us understand how to regrow human organs and limbs? It's unlikely in ...

Why synthetic biology is about much more than resurrecting woolly mammoths

Synthetic biology...Simply mentioning this term — whether at a cocktail party or on a pop culture TV show — evokes ...
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Frozen in time: You can be cryogenically preserved, but will you ever be revived?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Preservation technologies promise the ability to suspend life for decades or even centuries. That would come with all sorts of ...
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Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 3 scenarios

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? Or have vaccines, water purification, modern medical care and other ...
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‘Suicide’ headaches? Magic mushrooms or LSD could offer relief

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Hallucinogenic drugs, particularly lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, are classified as Schedule 1, but scientists and physicians believe they ...
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Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating aging cells

Genetic Literacy Project | 
For many degenerative conditions, there are no cures, just treatments designed to slow the progression. But we may soon be ...
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Can we control our dreams through gene therapy?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
What drives our dreams? For most of human history, people thought dreams were supernatural--messages from the gods or visions of ...
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Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In the coming years, the obstacles to ectogenesis --development outside of a mother from fertilization to full-term infancy-- will be ...
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Gender and the brain: Are there hardwired differences between men and women?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The idea that genders are different in a neurological sense is picking up considerable momentum in the hard sciences. It could have ...
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Race and genetics: How our ancestry both limits and exacerbates disease risks

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Members of different ethnic groups living in the same region may have widely varying life expectancies. A wide range of ...
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Delving into our complicated relationship with carbohydrates

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The idea of controlling carbohydrate consumption has been bouncing around the world of diets and medicine for nearly 100 years ...
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