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Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease

By Mutaz Musa | November 1, 2016

No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition. 

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Bridging a Gap in the Brain

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 12, 2016

Neuroscientists identify how the left and right hemispheres of the mammalian brain connect during development.

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Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure

By Jef Akst | September 20, 2016

Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.

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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2016

Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention

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Considering Gene Editing

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By Tracy Vence | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By Jef Akst | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.

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