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Information-rich society drains our brains of creativity if we don’t take needed breaks

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Creativity, argues neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, requires mental downtown for ideas and connections to bubble up out of our knowledge base ...
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Does Nicholas Wade’s ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ focus on ‘race’ inaccurately portray human differences?

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A new book by Nicholas Wade is being condemned by scientists, who claim that it paints a false picture of ...
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Cancer genomes to enter private practice

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New technology promises quick turn around for cancer genome testing, but do we understand tumor DNA well enough to capitalize? ...
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GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims

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Two American healthcare workers infected with Ebola virus in Liberia received an experimental antibody serum created with genetically engineered tobacco ...
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Some kids un-develop autism. Could their genes be responsible?

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Scientists are focusing attention on a group of autistic children who improve so much they essentially outgrow the diagnosis. Although ...
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Looking for a few DNA needles in a million haystacks in the hunt for disease cures

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The Resilience Project wants to find people with genes that should cause extremely rare diseases, but who never developed the ...
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Surrogacy is global business, but loose laws leave murky situation for all involved

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Demand and affordability have forced many potential parents to seek surrogacy through international clinics in India, Thailand and Mexico. But ...
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Free-floating RNA and sperm might be pathway for epigenetics

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Scientists find that sperm can potentially carry RNA from the body's cells to offspring. Is this finally evidence of a ...
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Canada seeks to keep genetic data private from health insurers

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Canada has no legislation barring insurers from requesting genetic testing information when customers apply for policies. The government is urging ...
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Genes and learning: Will early reading really make a difference?

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New guidelines from pediatrics organization advise parents to begin reading to children just after birth. But evidence is inconclusive that ...
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False positives and false promises for Alzheimer’s disease

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A recent study claims to predict Alzheimer's disease with just a blood test. But analysis of the reported statistics show ...
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Patient with nasal tissue tumor illustrates unknowable side effects of stem cells

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A patient at a Portuguese hospital had a nasal tissue tumor removed from the site of an eight-year-old stem cell ...
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Industry awaits FDA ruling on ‘generic’ versions of biologically derived drugs

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Patents for a huge class of drugs, biologics, derived using biological techniques, will start expiring in the next few years ...
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Sherpas inherited ability to thrive in high altitudes from extinct humans

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A new study shows that Nepalese people who live at high altitudes have a gene variant inherited from human’s ancient ...
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Anti-GMO advocates try to scare diabetics off life-saving genetically engineered drug treatment

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Usually food-obsessed anti-GMO advocates have turned their sights toward one of modern technology’s must prized successes: genetically engineered synthetic human ...
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Under guise of ‘free market’, stem cell start ups take sick patients for risky rides

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Some companies are marketing stem cell therapies to sick patients long before they've proven them safe or effective while governmental ...
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Turning foe friendly: Domestication of infectious disease

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With the shortage of antibiotics and resistant infections on the rise, evolutionary biologists might provide alternative for curbing infections disease ...
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What to do when medical genetic screening reveals unexpected parent

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When children's genes are analyzed to understand medical conditions, "incidental" information about parents can be revealed. The medical community has ...
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Power to edit who you are

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Gene editing in humans will soon become a treatment reality. But how will society determine which conditions deserve this treatment ...
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Pace of reproductive technology makes health effects hard to measure

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Over the past 34 years, assisted reproduction like IVF has gone from exceptional to mainstream. The procedures have changed rapidly, ...
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Little Lord Kahn and the edge of genome technology

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An infant born earlier this month is the first known child to have his genome sequenced before birth. As more ...
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US has homegrown stem cell controversy

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Boston-based stem cell researcher Piero Anverza is under formal investigation after retracting prominent papers on stem cells and heart disease ...
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Oxytocin may be secret hormone that fights aging

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Oxytocin is best known for its role as a crucial human bonding hormone. A new study suggests it's also needed ...
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Writing by hand may open a conduit to human creativity. Have we evolved to write?

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Studies show the cognitive and physiological uniqueness of handwriting. Did humans evolve to write? ...
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Nanoparticles in sunscreen get bad rap, but evidence they cause human harm is slim

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Most consumer sunscreens use nanoparticles to keep products effective and transparent. But some call the safety of this micro technology ...
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Behavioral genetics enters the courtroom

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Behavioral genetics is now being used in courtrooms to help establish and justify defendants crime and reduce sentences. But the ...
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Criminalizing high-risk pregnancy? Law makes having a disease and baby simultaneously a crime

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Tennessee will now prosecute pregnant women who use drugs, despite overwhelming evidence that addiction is a disease much like diabetes ...
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As reproductive technology charges ahead, legislative and ethical oversight flounders

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Technology to assist human reproduction is growing quickly and without much government oversight. As these options expand past creating unorthodox ...