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Selling your DNA in our ‘brave new world’

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There are instances when people choose to sell their own blood. Sperm banks transact business based on a different bodily ...

Gender, sex and identity: Sports’ ruling bodies struggle to draw lines to ensure fairness for all

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The case of Caster Semenya is as fascinating as it is multi-faceted. And while the debate can be endless due ...

Genetic engineering could increase biofuel production by fattening plant leaves

While there are legions of plant researchers dedicated to the idea of using GMOs to maximize food production, there's a ...
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Usain Bolt’s asymmetrical gait: Does running unevenly make him faster?

Usain Bolt is the world's fastest man. But does that also mean that compared to all other competitive runners on ...
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‘Uncertainty and fear’: Why GE vitamin-A fortified ‘Golden Rice’ has been slow to catch on

Vitamin-A deficiency around the world leads to between 250,000 and 500,000 children going blind – every single year. Half of ...
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Potential tumor ‘blockers’ identified that could limit skin and breast cancers

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, claims between 9,000-10,000 American lives annually. And a primary reason it does is ...
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Why does pancreatic cancer often hit so hard and usually kill its victims so quickly?

Pancreatic cancer. When news of this type of diagnosis is mentioned, those two words strike fear and dread in most ...
Up All Night

Night owl? Gene mutation may disrupt your body’s internal circadian clock

Millions of adults simply cannot go to sleep at the conventional time that most Americans do, [usually because] their internal ...
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