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Questioning the reliability of common autism screening tool

Spectrum | 
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the Autism Spectrum Quotient – 10 items (AQ-10) may not be ...
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Should we be more careful with our genetic data? ‘People don’t understand what can actually be done with this information’

Spectrum | 
People in the United States view certain personal information, such as their social security number and the content of their ...
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‘Hacking the Code of Life’: How gene editing will lead to disease cures and nutritionally enhanced food

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In “Hacking the Code of Life,” Nessa Carey explores new technology offering the power to alter the genome with increasing ...
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Examining toddlers’ brain waves may offer early diagnosis of autism

Spectrum | 
Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a related genetic condition ...

Mobile mental health: Can apps help patients get help they need?

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Type 'depression' into the ...

What does dust in your house say about you?

New Yorker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Dust talks. That clump ...

How Vietnam War vets aid in brain research

New Yorker | 
In 1967, William F. Caveness, a neurologist and veteran of the Korean War, began building a registry of living soldiers ...

Schizophrenics age faster, genetics play a roll

Nature | 
For decades, evidence has suggested that people with schizophrenia have shortened lifespans. In the early twentieth century, doctors observed that ...

Review: Craig Venter’s Life at the Speed of Light

Washington Post | 
In May 2010, a team of scientists announced that they had created synthetic life. The researchers had used four bottles ...
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Will animal-machine hybrids fight our next war?

Salon | 
The U.S. government is looking to animal-machine hybrids to safeguard the country and its citizens. The same advances that have ...

Something fishy in the White House?

Emily Anthes, science writer and author of the upcoming book about biotechnology Frankenstein's Cat, responds to Jon Entine's piece about the ...

Attack of the clone cliches

A story in the New York Post on Sunday warned New Yorkers about a new threat menacing our city: a ...
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