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Cancer testing breakthrough: Experimental blood test can detect disease up to four years before symptoms appear

Scientific American | 
By using a blood test, [an] international team was able to diagnose cancer long before symptoms appeared in nearly all the ...
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If every virus was wiped off the earth, ‘the world will be a wonderful place—for about a day and a half, and then we’d all die’

BBC | 
If given the choice to magically wave a wand and cause all viruses to disappear, most people would probably jump ...
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How America is neglecting its growing elderly autistic population

Atlantic | 
[E]merging research suggests that autistic adults are at high risk of a broad array of physical and mental health conditions, ...
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Tallying the supercentenarians

Smithsonian | 
The recent death of 111 year old Alexander Imich highlighted the difficulties in keeping track of the world's oldest people, ...

Genetic testing of ‘Sasquatch samples’ just animal fur

New York Times | 
Legends of mysterious part-human creatures have circulated for centuries, and those stories persist today in cultures around the world, from ...

Sperm from skin cells have potential for male infertility treatment

Smithsonian | 
Around 7.5 percent of men in the U.S. visit a fertility doctor at some point in their life, according to ...

Rain keeps giraffe species from interbreeding in Kenya

Smithsonian | 
We tend to think of giraffes as a single species, but in Kenya not one but three types of giraffe ...

Scientists published Henrietta Lacks’ genome without the consent of her family

Smithsonian | 
The following is an excerpt. In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a poor black mother of five living near Baltimore, died from ...
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