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WTF? Did the rise of agriculture—and soft foods—give us the ability to drop F bombs?

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How the foods we eat influence the sounds our languages develop ...
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Newborns and genome sequencing: Do we sacrifice privacy in the name of health?

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If history provides a lesson, routine newborn genomic sequencing won’t come without a fight ...

How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

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Was Freddie Mercury's magnificent voice aided by a genetic defect? ...

Key to fecal transplants could revolve around ‘recipe and preparation’

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Fecal transplants are slowly becoming a more effective, and more palatable option for various gut disorders, such as IBS or ...

Many people are confused and concerned about human gene editing. They might just need a ‘better understanding’ of how it works

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Genome editing has struck a public nerve in a more profound way than most new medical technologies ...
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Why a proposed DNA data protection plan is a great idea that may be too late to help

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Legal experts, biologists and policy analysists are calling for DNA data regulation, but the cat is already out of the ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...
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I’m a geneticist. A DNA test uncovered a half-sister and sparked painful questions

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My own discovery is so overwhelming that I can’t talk about it much, even though my new half-sister has possibly ...
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Genetics pioneer James Watson stripped of final honorary titles over race views

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It's the latest chapter of the dark side of Dr. Watson ...

Selling yourself: There’s a growing market for your DNA data

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Citizen scientists are supplying the data stream to drive precision medicine ...

How anti-Semitism shaped the genes of Jewish people

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Evidence of past outrages is not only in the history books. It's also written in our genomes ...

Viewpoint: Putting CRISPR babies in context—learning from the past instead of panicking in the present

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The brouhaha against the gene-edited twins echoes recent history of alternative reproductive technologies ...

Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

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Lurking in the layers of the human appendix lie deposits of alpha-synuclein, a protein prone to gumminess, like sticky rice ...
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Genes and giraffes: What do those spots tell us?

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Giraffes' spotty exterior provides more than camouflage ...
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Not-so-mad scientists and why they’re making human body parts

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Halloween brings a cornucopia of candy body parts, so it’s a good time to review recent advances in organoid technology ...

Why we may need a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of microbes to protect our health in the future

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Preserving human microbiomes today, especially the more diverse ones from traditional peoples in developing nations, may provide treatments for diseases ...

Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...

‘Voluntary euthanasia’: Are we ready to harvest organs while donors are still alive?

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In the dystopian society of Nobel prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, cloned people are raised to provide organs for ...
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Food myth busting: Is tilapia a toxic ‘frankenfish’?

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Posts were appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do a ...

Gene silencing through RNA interference scores first drug approval

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The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first drug based on RNA interference (RNAi). Unlike media darlings gene therapy ...

Were there two migration routes into North America? Genetics meets archaeology

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Popular accounts of the peopling of North America paint a picture of a lone long-ago trek across the Bering Land ...

DNA testing to reunite separated families—what we learned from the grandmothers of Argentina

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The idea to use DNA testing to reunite families separated at US borders due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” ...
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Alternate facts: Why are we still telling women that abortion causes breast cancer?

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On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of crisis pregnancy centers that were challenging a California law, the Reproductive ...

Battling constipation with synthetic biology and DNA manipulation

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Ateam of researchers has cleverly combined synthetic biology, recombinant DNA technology and microbiome manipulation to fashion a novel targeted treatment ...

Viewpoint: Why we aren’t yet on the verge of a preemie prediction test

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Earlier this month, I saw an interesting juxtaposition of newly-published papers making headlines. One was about predicting breast cancer recurrence ...
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Can the Egyptian fruit bat’s unusual genome show us how to fight deadly Marburg virus?

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The Egyptian fruit bat's immune system enables it to peacefully co-exist with Marburg virus, which can cause a swiftly deadly ...

Quick fix: Gene therapy could offer less invasive pet contraception

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Might gene therapy provide a one-time, far less invasive way to ensure that cats and dogs do not beget kittens ...

Making sense of crowdfunding for unapproved stem cell treatments

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When FDA approval for a technology or treatment lags behind demand, crowdfunding steps in. Desperate patients or their families launch ...