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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ are similar to those of premature babies and why that’s a concern

Nature | 
‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical ...
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Study shows link between autism and widely banned pesticide DDT

Scientific American | 
Mothers with high levels of the pesticide DDT in their blood during pregnancy are more likely to bear children who ...
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Fighting disease with genetically modified bacteria

Nature | 
Several companies are testing whether engineered bacteria can treat conditions that affect the brain, liver and other organs — and ...
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Tracking the role of tau protein in Alzheimer’s

Nature | 
Jhon Kennedy’s relatives understood the illness they faced. For more than three decades, researchers there have been tracking a genetic ...
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How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

Nature | 
Adam and Eve, a pair of black mice, lived for less than two years and never left their home at ...
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NIH controversy: Should human mind and brain research be considered clinical trials

Nature | 
Scientists studying human behaviour and cognitive brain function are up in arms over a plan by the US National Institutes ...
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Fountain of youth? Stem cells show promise in slowing aging, rejuvenating brain — in mice

Nature | 
Stem cells in the brain could be the key to extending life and slowing ageing. These cells — which are ...
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Can genetically modified viruses stop antibiotic-resistant infections?

Nature | 
Genetically modified viruses that cause bacteria to kill themselves could be the next step in combating antibiotic-resistant infections. Several companies ...
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‘Wake up call’: Farm animal overuse drives jump in antibiotic-resistance genes

Nature | 
Eighteen months ago, a gene that confers resistance to colistin — known as an ‘antibiotic of last resort’ — emerged ...
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Bacteria in your gut may influence effectiveness of drugs for cancer, Parkinson’s

Nature | 
Researchers now have evidence that healthy people metabolize some drugs in different ways depending on their microbial make-up. ... To ...

Scientists control mouse’s brain with laser to make them eat milkshakes quicker

Nature | 
Lasers shone into the brains of mice can now activate individual neurons — and change the animals behaviour. Scientists have ...
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Largest study of transgender teens to assess treatments during puberty

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For transgender children who ...
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US Olympic teams experimenting with brain stimulation to improve athlete’s performance

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Elite ski jumpers rely ...
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CRISPR promises to revive endangered species, introduce new pets

Scientific American | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Until now, researchers had ...
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US panel greenlights ‘3-parent embryos’ for IVF, but boys only

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The US Food and ...

Optogenetics brain studies may reveal unintended results, complicate research

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the tightly woven ...
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Neuroscientists peer into brain seeking roots of suicide

Scientific American | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Suicide is a puzzle ...

Pig organs may soon be suitable for human transplant, thanks to CRISPR

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  For decades, scientists and ...
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Antipsychotics given to patients without mental illness despite questions of effectiveness and risks

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Antipsychotic drugs are widely ...

How much access to DNA databases should be shared with public?

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  After dozens of unsuccessful ...

US genetic health studies fail to accurately represent country’s ethnic makeup

Nature | 
The clock is ticking for experts charged with designing a U.S. government programme to collect genetic, physiological and other health ...

U.S. researchers question inconsistent prosecution of scientific misconduct

Nature | 
Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on July 1, Dong-Pyou Han, a former ...
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Congress debates blocking federal support for embryonic genome editing, introducing religious oversight

Nature | 
The U.S. House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable ...

US to end almost all research using chimpanzees

National Geographic | 
Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ...

Youthful blood may not be a miracle elixir against aging, despite hopeful research

Nature | 
For decades, scientists have sought to understand the anti-ageing effects of parabiosis, a technique in which researchers sew a young ...

New stem cell type could allow growing human organs in animals

Nature | 
A newly discovered type of stem cell could help provide a model for early human development — and, eventually, allow ...

Embyro editing experiment continues to roil scientists

Nature | 
In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree ...

Details expected to emerge on President’s personalized medicine initiative

Nature News | 
During his State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama announced a programme called ...