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Some tiny technologies could lead to some big advances in neuroscience in 2018. Here's what we'll be paying attention to.
The death of the rap artist Prodigy (Albert Johnson) at only 42 this week, after a lifetime of suffering from sickle cell disease, was a reminder of the devastating cost of the sometimes fatal genetic disorder — and of the…
The genetic testing company 23andMe received approval this week from regulators to sell genetic reports on an individual’s risk for 10 diseases, most prominently Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
A House panel voted to allow employers to require workers to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars.
The U.S. patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, dealing a blow to the University of California.
These human-pig “chimeras” were not allowed to develop past the fetal stage, but the experiment suggests such creations could eventually be used to grow fully human organs for transplant…
If you have a big brain, you can credit yawning for promoting brain growth and activity, the researchers found. And if you have a small brain, you can blame the fact that you don’t yawn long enough.
Here are the five main takeaways from this week’s presidential medical circus.
A new neuroimaging tool shows for the first time where genes are being turned on or off in living brains.
The US Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the federal government on preventive care, concluded that there is not enough evidence to recommend pelvic exams for healthy women.
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