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Prizes and Penalties

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2018

Life is filled with pleasure and pain. Science and society are struggling mightily with both.

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Pesticide Residues Linked to Unsuccessful IVF

By Kerry Grens | October 30, 2017

Women who ate more produce known to harbor pesticides were less likely to succeed with fertility treatment than women who ate fewer of these fruits and vegetables.

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Genes’ Composition Guides More-Optimal Diets

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2017

Fruit flies and mice grow better and eat less when the amino acid balance of their food reflects that coded by their exomes.

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Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based Diet

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2017

See how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.

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Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.

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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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Cooking Up Cancer?

By Diana Kwon | April 1, 2017

Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By Bob Grant | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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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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Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.

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