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When ‘bones and stones’ are not enough: Genetics fills in the blanks in the story of human evolution

The Scientist | 
In recent years, a field that has traditionally relied on fossil discoveries has acquired helpful new tools: genomics and ancient ...
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Why a poorly designed coronavirus vaccine could actually make infections worse

The Scientist | 
Antibodies created during a first-time infection could, under very specific circumstances, end up enhancing the disease rather than protecting against ...
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Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’? Why it’s too early to know whether survivors are safe

The Scientist | 
Policymakers have another reason to scramble to deploy antibody tests: they could indicate whether someone is immune to SARS-CoV-2. With ...
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Destroying inflammatory ‘zombie’ cells could slow age-related disease

The Scientist | 
For decades, scientists had ignored senescent cells—which are trapped in a long-term state of cell cycle arrest—dismissing them as artifacts ...
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Viewpoint: Plagued with unreliable results, cannabis testing industry has a long way to go

The Scientist | 
Because cannabis is still considered illegal at the federal level, the responsibility of regulating cannabis and cannabis-derived products falls to ...
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African swine fever decimates global pork production. Can a genetically engineered vaccine stop it?

The Scientist | 
In the fall of 2017, a year before an unfamiliar virus captured the world’s attention with an explosive outbreak in ...
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Alzheimer’s link to herpes disputed in new study

The Scientist | 
Around 30 years ago, researchers in the UK discovered DNA strands of herpes simplex virus 1 in postmortem brain samples of Alzheimer’s ...
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Time for an upgrade? Swedish study reveals thousands of genetic sequences not found in human reference genome

The Scientist | 
[I]t’s hard to study genetic sequences if they’re absent from the human reference genome, the product of the $2.7 billion ...
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Blood test reveals epigenetic modifications that could predict life-threatening type 2 diabetes complications

The Scientist | 
Chronically high blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes can damage tissues throughout the body, such as the nerves, eyes, ...
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Processed foods key factor in uptick in colorectal cancer among young adults?

The Scientist | 
Although still rare, affecting roughly 4 percent of adults over their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is becoming ...
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Can these turtle embryos change their sex by finding warmer or cooler spots within their eggs?

The Scientist | 
At 27.9 °C, roughly equal numbers of female and male turtles will emerge from the nests of the Chinese pond ...
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When cancer becomes contagious: Seeking better understanding of rare transmissible forms of the disease

The Scientist | 
The untrained eye likely wouldn’t have noticed, but doctoral student Ruth Pye immediately spotted something unusual about the way the cells were ...
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Viewpoint: Is glyphosate safe? Question complicated by politics, murky science

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On one side, activists and advocacy organizations have blamed glyphosate exposure for everything from autism to celiac disease. Agribusiness companies ...
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Is there a difference in the toxic effects of glyphosate versus herbicides like Roundup that include surfactants?

The Scientist | 
Glyphosate is rarely used on its own in the field. Herbicide formulations as a whole include a variety of other ...