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Would loss of genetic privacy protection scare people away from research participation?

Atlantic | 
GINA—the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act—was written...[to prevent] employers from basing employment decisions on someone’s genes [and to stop] health insurers ...
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Eczema-taming ointment could be made with bacteria from your own skin

Atlantic | 
Teruaki Nakatsuji and Richard Gallo from the University of California, San Diego, have discovered that some bacteria which naturally live ...
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Alzheimer’s linked gene may protect brain from parasites

Atlantic | 
People who carry one copy [of the ApoE4 gene] have a three-fold higher risk of Alzheimer’s than those with none...Even if ...
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Future of Alzheimer’s treatment? Flickering lights

Atlantic | 
[If neurons fire] 30 to 90 times [in a single second], that’s a gamma wave, which has been linked to ...
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Your brain uses different regions to remember something clearly and vividly

Atlantic | 
In an elegant experiment, a team of neuroscientists led by Jon Simons at the University of Cambridge have shown that ...

Genes linked with schooling does not mean they affect education directly

Atlantic | 
[I]n a study of almost 294,000 people, an international team led by Daniel Benjamin, David Cesarini, and Philipp Koellinger has ...

Video: Scientists film bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance in real time

Atlantic | 
Ever since the invention of antibiotics, we have been fighting an escalating arms race against bacteria for several decades. Michael ...

Lichens formed through symbiosis among three organisms, not two

Atlantic | 
Lichens have an important place in biology. . . . they’re composite organisms, consisting of fungi that live in partnership ...
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Piecing together how Lucy, world’s most famous fossil, perished

Atlantic | 
In 1974, scientists working in Ethiopia uncovered an extraordinary female skeleton, whom they called Lucy. She was 3.2 million years ...
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Neither good ‘microbes’ nor ‘bad microbes’ truly exist

aeon | 
[For centuries,] [m]icrobes became synonymous with squalor and sickness. They became foes for us to annihilate and repel. Today, we ...

How gene-swapping microbes helped humans evolve

Smithsonian | 
Bacteria have been carrying out these horizontal gene transfers, or HGT for short, for billions of years. But it wasn’t ...
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Why is information on tumor-causing genes hard for patients to access?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the world of ...

Is it incorrect to consider brain akin to computer?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The human brain contains ...

Fruit fly’s enormous sperm appears to defy biology

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In 1995, Scott Pitnick ...
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Evidence from French cave suggests Neanderthals more sophisticated than previously believed

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In February 1990, thanks ...
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Antibiotic resistant bacteria could kill 10 million every year by 2050

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Under instructions from U.K ...

What makes your gut microbiome special?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. There are tens of ...

Portable DNA sequencer could keep astronauts healthy in space

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Aboard the International Space ...

Dinosaurs already in decline when catastrophic asteroid hit

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Around 66 million years ...
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‘Neuroprosthetic’ returns movement to paralyzed man’s arm

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On June 13th, 2010, ...

Little-known degenerative disease gradually degrades language skills

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When I first start ...

Scientists create synthetic organism with smallest known genome

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In 2010, a team ...
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Scientist search brain for origins of risk-taking

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. At Stanford University, a ...

You owe your life to viruses

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hundreds of millions of ...

Not just bacteria: Viruses use CRISPR in nature, too

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. With all the buzz ...
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Why do we love to shame others? Evolution holds answer

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A communications director sends ...

Biologists manipulate cells with tiny bacterial ‘nanospears’

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Billions of years before ...
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Don’t blame your Neanderthal ancestors for depression

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a study published ...
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