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Is Mental Illness Hereditary?
By Ashley Davidson, On Assignment For HuffPost
Experts break down whether family history plays a role.
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The 'Jolie Effect' Was A Game-Changer For Breast Cancer, But It Was Just A Start
, Guest Writer
Genetic testing and counseling rates among women of color and men in general are still too low.
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Home Genetic Tests May Be Riddled With Errors, And Companies Aren't Keeping Track
Before you sign up for a home DNA test, learn more from this couple's story.
Allowing 23andMe To Test For BRCA May Do More Harm Than Good
, Guest Writer
The FDA’s recent OK is a step backward for efforts to increase genetic testing access.
These Children Have Preventable, Fatal Diseases. Their Parents Want To Spare Other Families From Same Fate
"We wanted to make sure we could find a...way to help other couples avoid a similar tragedy."
My Ancestry DNA Test Revealed 2 Sisters I Didn't Know I Had
, Guest Writer
I wasn't prepared for a whole range of new emotions too complex to fit in a pie chart.
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What Are Beauty DNA Kits, And Why Are They Popping Up Everywhere?
By Courtney Leiva, Yahoo Lifestyle
At-home DNA testing options are becoming practically mainstream these days, as we’ve all seen kits (think 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA
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Researchers Discover Fossilized Jawbone That May Alter Homo Sapiens' Timeline
By Will Dunham, Reuters
Humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than scientists previously believed.
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Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone 2 Monkeys, Could Lead To Human Applications
By Ben Hirschler, Reuters
"The technical barrier is now broken," a member of the team that cloned the primates said.
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'Political' Science: It’s Déja Vu All Over Again
Jonathan R. Cole
John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Columbia Univ...
Wolfgang Panofsky, the National Medal of Science-winning physicist and son of the great art historian Erwin Panofsky, once
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Buddies Since 6th Grade Find Out They’re Actually Brothers
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane met about 60 years ago.
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Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas Relic
Just don't tell the kids.
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Sorry, You Can't Just Blame Your Mother's Father For Your Thinning Hair
Experts explain the truth about a common hair myth.
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Is Ancestry.com Worth It? Cyber Monday Shoppers Think So
Sales of the DNA kit increased by 700 percent in just one day.
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What To Consider Before Taking A 23andMe Test
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards, On Assignment For HuffPost
You might not want to know all of your health results.
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What Happens When You Put 500,000 People's DNA Online
Exploring the American idea since 1857
Never had genetics research moved so fast.
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A Promising Experimental Vaccine Could One Day Be A Universal Flu Shot
By Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Animal experiments showed that it protected them from typically lethal doses of the flu.
Women Leaders In Science Under Microscope: Funding Needed For STEM Careers
Author, Journalist, Emerita Faculty at Northwestern University
A gift from her father when she was 8 years old sent Jean Bennett onto a career path in science and medicine, one that will
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Who Are The Sexual Harassers?
By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
About 20 to 25 percent of men report sexually coercive behavior, ranging from forced sex to verbal manipulation like guilt-tripping a woman into having sex.
We All Have To Die Of Something, So Why Bother Being Healthy?
Medical Doctor in Global Health, Harvard Fellow 2013-2015, Soc...
It’s 6:45 on a cold and rainy Tuesday morning. The alarm blares. As you begin to wake and wonder how it could possibly be
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