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Are the US and China heading for a gene-editing ‘space race’?

NgHanGuan/AFP/GettyImagesThisweekitemergedthatthefirsthumantestofthecontroversialgene-editingtechniqueCRISPRhadtakenplaceatWestChinaHospitalinChengdu

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The alarming drop in US life expectancy shouldn’t be a surprise

JackBerman/GettyAmericanswokeuptosomeworryingnewsyesterday:lifeexpectancyinthecountryhasdropped.AchildbornintheUSin2015couldexpecttoliveanaverageof78.8years–aboutamonthshorterthanachildbornin2014.Th

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Strict breastfeeding rules don't work and can hurt young babies

GrahamMonro/gmphotographics/GettyByClareWilsonNewbornbabiesarebeingmadeillbystrictrulesinhospitalsthatareaimedatgettingmorewomentobreastfeed–andtheydon’tevenwork.Globalguidelines

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Switching from smoking to vaping does reduce your carcinogens

RyanJLane/GettyByAndyCoghlanAreelectroniccigarettesreallyanysaferthansmoking?Astudythatlookedattheamountofcancer-causingchemicalsinsmoker’sbodiessuggestsyes.“LessthanhalfofcurrentsmokersintheUKbelie

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Breakthrough Prize hands out $25 million for 'Oscars' of science

ByLisaGrossmanAtthefifthannualBreakthroughPrizeceremonylastnight

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How our brains recall celebrities is mirrored by search engines

BrianTo/REX/ShutterstockByClareWilsonThebrainisoftensaidtobelikeacomputer.NowitturnsoutthatwestorememoriesoffamouspeopleinasimilarwaytoGoogle.Ourhippocampi–twosmall

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Stinky armpits? Bacteria from a less smelly person can fix them

Glowimages/GettyByJessicaHamzelouGotBO?Blamethebacterialivinginyourarmpits.Insomepeople

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How to outsmart your irrational brain

ByJoshuaHowgegoIT’SSundaymorningandI’mfeelingabitimpulsive

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Google’s DeepMind agrees new deal to share NHS patient data

JoseLuisPelaezInc/GettyByVictoriaTurkGoogle’sDeepMindhasannouncedafive-yearagreementwithaUKNationalHealthService(NHS)trustthatwillgiveitaccesstopatientdatatodevelopanddeployitshealthcareapp

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14 great science and tech books to give as presents this Christmas

lucapierro/GettyTheOrderofTimeCarloRovelliAllenLaneCARLOROVELLIisthemanwhocanspinhardphysicsintopuregold.TheOrderofTimeishisthirdbook.Likethefirst(SevenBriefLessonsonPhysics)

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Hundreds choked in Iraq as toxic smoke sweeps across Mosul

YunusKeles/AnadoluAgency/GettyImagesByAliceKleinAtleasttwopeoplehavebeenkilledandhundredsmoreexposedtochokingfumesafterISIStorchedupto19oilwellsandasulphurplantnearMosulinIraq.Themilitantsbeganlightin

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Battle to see all data behind drug trial tragedy must go on

REX/ShutterstockItisayearsincetheclinicaltrialofapromisingexperimentalpainkillerendedinavolunteer’sdeath.Incredibly

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Many more people could still die from mad cow disease in the UK

J.J.HAUW/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByDeboraMacKenzieIt’sfinallyhappened.Untilnow

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Cancer immune therapy recognised with Nobel Prize for medicine

NiklasElmehed/NobelPrize2018BySamWongTheNobelPrizeinphysiologyormedicinehasbeenawardedtoscientistswhodiscoveredhowcancercanbetreatedbytargetingtheimmunesystem.Cancercellsfeaturemutationsthatmeantheyca

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Gene editing starts to save lives as human trials get under way

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Drilling into my skull and injecting stem cells helped my stroke

Zephyr/SPLEvelynHiltonhadastrokeon29June2014.“ItwasaSunday

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Brain stimulation guides people through an invisible maze

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New Apple Watch heart monitor sounds great – here's why it may not be

KarlMondon/DigitalFirstMedia/TheMercuryNewsviaGettyByClareWilsonThelatestAppleWatchwillgivepeoplewarningsiftheirheartrategoestoohighorlowandletthemtakeareadoutoftheirheart’selectricalactivity.It’sbein

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Woman dies from infection resistant to all available antibiotics

DennisKunkelMicroscopy/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByDeboraMacKenzieIncurablebacteriathatresistnearlyallantibioticsarecontinuingtospreadworldwide.TheUSCentreforDiseaseControlandPreventionhasreportedthatawomanw

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Simple blood test can detect genetic diseases early in pregnancy

BSIP/UIG/GettyByAliceKleinAFASTtestforgeneticdisordersmeanswomencouldlearnaboutthefuturehealthoftheirbabyasearlyas6weeksintopregnancy.Thetestforsingle-genedisorders

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Why the sound of noisy eating fills some people with rage

ChristopherRobbins/GettyByTiffanyO'CallaghanImaginefeelingangryorupsetwheneveryouhearacertaineverydaysound.It’saconditioncalledmisophonia

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Zika is no longer an emergency – it’s worse than that, says WHO

JoeRaedle/GettyByJessicaHamzelouZikavirusnolongerrepresentsapublichealthemergency

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Let’s take on untreatable diseases, says gene therapy pioneer

KenRichardsonforNewScientistWhatisgenetherapy?Itisawaytofixagenedefectinaperson’scells.Onewayiswitharetrovirus.Whenthesevirusesinfectcells

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Drug stops nasty chemotherapy side effects in mice with cancer

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Cellular recovery: How self-help could aid the damaged brain

EmilianoPonziByJackPriceAFEWmonthsago

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It’s time to bust the myth that a healthy diet has to be costly

drflet/Getty“Isthisfoodhealthy?”Whenitcomestopackagedfareonshopshelves

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Computer uses facial cues to spot if people have autism

LieselBockl/GettyByMatthewReynoldsANALGORITHMthatanalysesfacialexpressionsandheadmovementscouldhelpdoctorsdiagnoseautism-likeconditionsandattentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.Thereisnosimpletestforau

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Antibacterial products may help bacteria beat antibiotics

SPL/GettyByBobHolmesYou’dthinkthatiffightingbacteriaonewayisgood

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Miniature brain and skull found inside 16-year-old girl’s ovary

BarrySlaven/SciencePhotoLibraryByAliceKleinAtumourcontainingaminiaturebrainhasbeenfoundgrowingontheovaryofa16-year-oldgirlinJapan.The10-centimetre-widetumourwasdiscoveredwhenthegirlhadsurgerytoremoveh

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Baboons live for months after getting genetically modified pig hearts

BenEdwards/GettyByChelseaWhyteGENETICALLYmodifiedpigheartshavebeensuccessfullytransplantedintobaboonsforthefirsttime.Themonkeyslivedatleast90days

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Every 50 cigarettes smoked cause one DNA mutation per lung cell

MitoImages/REX/ShutterstockByAliceKleinThenumbersarein.Wecannowpreciselycounthowmanycancer-relatedDNAmutationsaccumulateinsmokers’organsovertime.Onaverage

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‘I’m more confident’: Paralysed woman’s life after brain implant

AlfredPasieka/SciencePhotoLibraryByJessicaHamzelouWhatisyourlifelike?Allmusclesareparalysed.Icanonlymovemyeyes.Whydidyoudecidetotrytheimplant?Iwanttocontributetopossibleimprovementsforpeoplelikem

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Why some itches can’t be scratched – and how to combat them

VladimirSerov/GettyByStephaniSutherlandASWEimproveourunderstandingofchronicpain

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Cholesterol wars: We may be fighting the wrong enemy

ByMichaelBrooksNoteveryoneisconvincedcholesterolreallyisallthatbadforyourheart.“Thecholesterolcampaignisthegreatestmedicalscandalinmoderntime

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Being popular is good for health - in monkeys, at least

LaurenBrent/AAASByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationLifeatthebottomofthesocialladdercanbedamagingtohealth–evenformonkeys.Astudyofrhesusmonkeyshasrevealedthestressoflowsocialstatuscanbedamagingtothei

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Fat shaming is everywhere but gets society precisely nowhere

JanineWiedel/REX/ShutterstockOtherthingsbeingequal

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You are hallucinating right now to make sense of the world

JuliaGeiserByHelenThomsonAVINASHAUJAYEBwasalone

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Flies are spreading antibiotic resistance from farms to people

DigitalVision/GettyByDeboraMacKenzieItisnowtheyearofthechickeninChina–inmorewaysthanweknew.Thefirstsystematicstudyofbacterialresistancetolast-resortantibioticsonfarmsandhospitalsinChinahasrevealedfarm

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Killing 'zombie' brain cells can prevent memory loss in mice

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Blood test could catch pancreatic cancer before it’s too late

SteveGschmeissner/SciencePhotoLibraryByAliceKleinAnewbloodtestthatdetectspancreaticcancerinitsearlystagesmayreducethedeadlinessofthedisease.Pancreaticcancerisknownasthe“silentkiller”becauseitisusually

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Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

Microscape/SciencePhotoLibraryByClareWilsonWEHAVEbeenthinkingaboutParkinson’sdiseaseallwrong.Theconditionmayarisefromdamagetothegut

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Spotless mind: Manipulating the brain to rewrite memories

RichardWilkinsonByHelenPhillipsLOUISEhadbeenhauntedbyhisfacefor30years.Rackedwithanxiety

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Ebola rapidly evolves to be more transmissible and deadlier

CellouBinani/AFP/GettyImagesByDeboraMacKenzieEbolawasalreadybadenough.Nowvirologistshavefoundthatitquicklylearnstospreadmorereadilyamonghumans–andintheprocess

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What are antibacterial agents and should we avoid using them?

BusinessImages/REX/ShutterstockByPennySarchetWhatisanantibacterial?Antibacterialsarecompoundsthatinterferewiththegrowthandreproductionofbacteria

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The whiff of sandalwood makes the human head sprout more hair

LerouFong/EyeEm/GettyByYvaineYeThereareallsortsofpotentialtreatmentsforhairloss

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Antibiotic resistance will hit a terrible tipping point in 2017

StuartFreedman/PanosByDeboraMackenzieAmajormenaceloomsoverus.In2017

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Super-you: The mutant powers you get from outsider genes

Efenzi/GettyBySeanO'NeillLet’sbeginwiththeobvious.Youaretheproductofbillionsofyearsofevolution

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Antibody can protect brains from the ageing effects of old blood

Ludsam/GettyByJessicaHamzelouOldbloodmayhaveapowerfuleffect

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NHS does have the power to give HIV PrEP drug, say judges

JeffChui/APByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationNHSEnglandhaslostitsappealoveraHighCourtrulingthatithasthelegalpowertocommissionPrEP

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Call off the breakfast wars and pass another slice of toast

JonathanKnowles/GettyWehavebeenthinkingofputtingtogetherabookproposal.It’sgoingtobecalledTheSlowandSteadyDiet–Achievemodestlong-termhealthbenefitsbybroadlyfollowingconventionaldietaryguidelines.Tobeho

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Exercise may lower high blood pressure as much as medication

YAYMediaAS/AlamyStockPhotoByNewScientistStaffandPressAssociationExercisecouldbejustaseffectiveinloweringhighbloodpressureasprescribedmedication.Researcherspooleddatafromnearly400trialsandfoundthat for

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