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How COVID-19 kills

Associated Press | 
Nine of every 10 students worldwide shut out of their schools at one point. More than 7 million flights grounded ...
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‘It makes me feel more connected to the human race’: Epilepsy patients donate live brain tissue for research

AP | 
Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann ...
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Restoration of brain activity in dead pigs could lead to new treatments for stroke, drug overdose

Associated Press | 
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical ...

Neanderthals and humans lived equally ‘risky, stressful lives’

Associated Press | 
Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our ...

DNA could be key to identifying remains of US soldiers turned over by North Korea

Associated Press | 
The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday [July 28] will be sent to a military lab in ...
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Ancient infant DNA shows Native Americans split from their Asian ancestors 25,000 years ago

Yahoo | 
DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at ...
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Fate of Neanderthals may have been sealed when early humans started migrating

Associated Press | 
What killed off the Neanderthals? It’s a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, ...

Do genetic tests inspire healthier habits? Evidence says ‘no’

Associated Press | 
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd ...
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Life’s DNA blueprint: Rewriting yeast genome could help design better drugs and improve stem cell therapy

Washington Post | 
Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they’re taking the more radical step ...

Neanderthals may have lived in California — 130,000 years ago

Associated Press | 
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than ...
This report may address your concerns about the health of '3-parent' DNA babies

This report may address your concerns about the health of ‘3-parent’ DNA babies

Washington Post | 
More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three ...
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Scientists gradually identifying genes linked to depression

Minneapolis Star Tribune | 
In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent ...

Can tobacco plant help cure Ebola?

Associated Press | 
It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that ...
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