Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science

The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.

The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.

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Drug Cocktail Slows Progress of Aggressive Breast Cancer
Drug Cocktail Slows Progress of Aggressive Breast Cancer
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 22, 2018
Checkpoint inhibition combined with chemotherapy gives patients with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer about two months more time without significant tumor growth, a study finds.
Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Stem Cell Clinics
Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Stem Cell Clinics
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 19, 2018
The FTC, in its first crack down on the industry, gets two California companies selling unproven treatments to stop their false advertising and pay a fine.
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Oct 19, 2018
Diseases threaten the pride’s existence and wildlife experts recommend relocating some lions to a sanctuary, but Gujarat state has refused.
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ashley Yeager | Oct 19, 2018
Unlike other populations living at high altitude, Andeans didn’t rely on hypoxia-related genes.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Genome, Exome, RNA Sequencing Applied to Pediatric Cancer Cases
Ashley Yeager | Oct 18, 2018
Combining data from the genetic testing techniques can guide patient care, scientists say.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
This year’s winners also include the developers of nusinersen, an oligonucleotide therapeutic for spinal muscular atrophy.
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2018
Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.