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Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped

By Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017

One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food

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Book Excerpt from The Politics of Cancer

By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | April 1, 2017

In Chapter 2, “Identifying the Culprits,” author Wendy Whitman Cobb describes how small-government, anti-regulation conservatism can hinder the fight against cancer.

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How Will Cancer Research Fare Under Trump?

By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | April 1, 2017

The new administration has not yet made its intentions clear.

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How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine

By Tim Falconer | March 1, 2017

One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia

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Cannibalism: Not That Weird

By Bill Schutt | February 1, 2017

Eating members of your own species might turn the stomach of the average human, but some animal species make a habit of dining on their own.

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By Cordelia Fine | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.

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Book Excerpt from Redesigning Life

By John Parrington | December 1, 2016

In Chapter 8, author John Parrington explores the intersection of precision genome editing and stem cell technologies.

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Is Medicine Ready for Clinical CRISPR?

By John Parrington | December 1, 2016

Using precision genome editing to treat or prevent human disease may require several leaps of faith.

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Book Excerpt from The New Science of Consciousness

By Paul L. Nunez | November 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, author Paul L. Nunez sets the stage for a scientific exploration of the inky depths of consciousness.

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