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What is ‘autism spectrum,’ exactly?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If I tell people ...

‘Night vision’ biohack exposes failings of media hype

Atlantic | 
In March, Gabriel Licina pinned his eyes open and had his friend, Jeffrey Tibbetts, place several drops of a carefully ...

Breast reconstruction surgery receiving boost from stem cell technique

Atlantic | 
It’s hard to pin down exactly how many people get mastectomies in the United States. According to the Journal of the ...

What would humans do if we never had to sleep again?

Gizmodo | 
If there was a drug that meant you never had to sleep again, would you take it? Would those who ...

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, what does the future look like?

Gizmodo | 
Over the past 85 years, antibiotics have been miracle drugs. They’ve kept infections at bay and opened up a world ...

Prosthetics industry turns from aesthetics to functionality

Atlantic | 
When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one ...

What will happen if humans are created in a laboratory?

Gizmodo | 
Consider a future in which human babies are created in a test tube. What happens when women no longer have ...
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Male-dominated prosthetics industry fails to serve women amputees

Motherboard | 
When a woman puts on a prosthetic foot or a knee or an arm, she often finds that it’s not quite ...
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Challenging hype around “printing” 3D arms and legs?

Daily Beast | 
Recently there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the promise of 3D printed limbs. Everywhere from The New York Times ...

What does genome testing mean for questions of Native American ancestry?

Atlantic | 
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, ...

DNA shows early humans killed off giant ostrich

Smithsonian | 
The moa, a giant, ostrich-like bird, lived on New Zealand until the late 13th century, when it went extinct. But ...

Geneticists try to date the publication of the Illiad

Smithsonian | 
The following is an excerpt. The Iliad—Homer’s story of the Trojan War, and the battle between Agamemon and Achilles—is one of ...

What will it take to convince people GM foods are safe?

Smart News | 
Genetically modified foods are a hot button issue for a lot of people. Just a few weeks ago, California voters ...
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