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Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors

Popular Cavendish banana heading towards extinction, with GMO and gene edited varieties only viable saviors

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We are in the age of the Cavendish, a banana cultivar that accounts for 99 percent of imports to the Western world. But ...
Human Project: 10,000 New Yorkers' health to be tracked over 20 years

Human Project: 10,000 New Yorkers’ health to be tracked over 20 years

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If you smoke cigarettes, you’re putting yourself at a heightened risk for heart disease. That correlation is well-known and unchallenged ...
Fighting the common cold: Understanding rare genetic mutation may be key

Fighting the common cold: Understanding rare genetic mutation may be key

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A rare mutation that nearly killed a young girl has revealed insights into the common cold. Researchers from the National Institute ...
Walked with us: Cave findings show extinct human-like species Homo naledi co-existed with modern humans

Walked with us: Cave findings show extinct human-like species Homo naledi co-existed with modern humans

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Discovered in a South African cave, H. naledi first came to light in 2015, in a paper by University of the Witwatersrand ...
To save energy, our liver grows by day and shrinks at night

To save energy, our liver grows by day and shrinks at night

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Among all the organs in the human body, the liver is something of a superhero. Not only does it defend our ...
"Uncombable hair syndrome" linked to rare gene mutations

“Uncombable hair syndrome” linked to rare gene mutations

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The "uncombable hair syndrome," which is usually present only in childhood, results in a tangled mess of frizzy hair that leaves ...
Drug industry could improve research if scientists use CRISPR edited human-like lab rats

Drug industry could improve research if scientists use CRISPR edited human-like lab rats

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“Cancer has been cured a thousand times.” So says Christopher Austin, the director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ...

Bacteria give insights into randomness of evolution

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