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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Cancer research helps us to understand why.
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What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.
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What We Can Learn About Ourselves from the Genome of Honeybees

A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
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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.
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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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Is There Really a Way to Reverse Diabetes?

High glucose levels found in people with Type 2 diabetes are only one part of the complex molecular biology that causes diabetic complications. Lowering glucose levels without addressing the other issues will not prevent cardiovascular complications.
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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 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.