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How a fetus’s developing brain may be shaped by mom’s mental state

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist ...
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Viewpoint: There’s a problem with autism studies. They rarely use the same set of tools to measure results.

Spectrum | 
Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, a new study suggests. Instead, ...
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We could soon have a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Chemical & Engineering News | 
Approximately 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 cope with [Alzheimer’s disease]. Symptoms include behavioral changes, cognitive difficulties, and ...
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Does language change the way our brains see the world?

Picture a sunlit Grecian sea or the deep hues of Santorini’s rooftops. They’re both called “blue” in English. But to ...

Your genes may influence what microbes reside in your gut

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Microbial communities in the ...
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Gut microbes can be maintained in vivo, new study shows

Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. By combining microbial culture ...

Do we have bacteria DNA in our genomes?

Scientist | 
Many animal genomes include bacterial and fungal genes acquired by horizontal gene transfer (HGT) during evolution, according to a study ...

Gut microbiome makes flu vaccine more or less effective

Scientist | 
Proteins from intestinal microbes can enhance the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a mouse study. While the ...

Estimates of number of human genes dips below 20,000

Scientist | 
An analysis of proteomic data from seven studies suggests the human genome contains fewer than 20,000 protein-coding genes, 1,700 fewer ...