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Left-handed? Genes link handedness to language facility but also schizophrenia and anorexia

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Despite its ubiquity to the human experience, there are lots of unresolved questions related to handedness, such as how lefty ...
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Viewpoint: No, cell phones aren’t causing people to grow horns

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You might have heard recently, from publications like the Washington Post, NBC, and of course, Newsweek, that some people are ...
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66 million years ago a deadly asteroid struck Earth. Scientists just found a fish killed by the impact

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At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish ...
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China’s latest ‘ethical mess’: Cloning diseased gene-edited monkeys

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Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published ...
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Researchers aim to develop heartier potatoes, but ‘generations of inbreeding’ may pose a challenge

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Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and....cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding. ....Potatoes reproduce through cloning, ...
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Spicy tomatoes? Scientists want to produce chili pepper metabolites in CRISPR-edited tomatoes

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Surely, someone out there has cooked up a shrimp fra diavolo and thought, “mamma mia, this would be much easier ...
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Mitochondrial DNA can be passed on from fathers, too

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You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you ...
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Three bird species in one? Inside a warbler’s puzzling DNA

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A Pennsylvania birder spotted the bird of a lifetime in his backyard this past spring—it was a hybrid of three ...
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Search for extraterrestrial life could be hampered by drama surrounding NASA’s telescope dreams

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For nearly 20 years, NASA has been planning and constructing a telescope unlike any ever built before: the James Webb ...
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Astronomical cycles may have influenced animal evolution on Earth

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A team of researchers from the United States and New Zealand took a look at how likely species were to ...
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‘Awakened’ vegetative man shows how viral stories raise false hopes

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A man recently “woke” from a vegetative state, crying again after “regaining consciousness,” creating a flurry of news coverage. Yet as exciting ...
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Tuberculosis-resistant cows developed using CRISPR gene editing by Chinese scientists

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Tuberculosis has long been a problem for cattle farmers in developing countries, especially in Asia and Africa. Now, scientists from ...
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‘Brain blobs’ genetically engineered from stem cells can track effects of Zika virus

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[C]ombined with gene editing techniques like CRISPR, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t just whip up in a ...