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How Genetic Testing Will Transform Mental Health Care

Genetic testing helps physicians to identify more personalized and precise treatment options, ultimately improving psychiatric patient outcomes.

The Fascinating Case of the Hairy Penis

The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.
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Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol & Genetics—How to Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

We can make choices to protect our brains & prevent late-life Alzheimer’s by following some steps proven to prevent dementia & sharpen your mind.
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Will Polygenic Risk Scoring Change Medicine in the Future?

Polygenic risk scoring is a new tool that will allow doctors to provide precisely tailored medical advice and preventive medicine that matches your specific genetic risk.
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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

Most people don't need to worry about getting cancer because the body has multiple robust mechanisms to protect us against that disease.
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Why Dogs Aren’t Schizophrenic

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans—all except one: schizophrenia. Why is that?
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There’s Still So Much We Don’t Know About Health Tech

We are already seeing benefits as well as downsides of new medical technology such as A.I, IoT, and CRISPR, but there is still so much we don't know.
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Why It’s Hard to Change Your Worst Instincts

Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.

How Science Shed Light on the Fate of a Fatal Mutation

When Sonia Vallabh learned she had a lethal mutation, she and her husband became scientists and helped shine light on the fate of fatal mutations.
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3 Key Factors to Reducing the Severity of the Mental Health...

Mental health is a global health crisis, but there are 3 key ways to tackle this, according to Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty of psychiatry.
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Are Humans Programmed to Be Violent?

Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but we have tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, police, and a judicial system.
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6 Award Winning Visionaries of Participatory Research

The 6 winners of the GETy Awards demonstrate that an open source approach Is key to accelerating human health advances.