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Do Vitamin Supplements Cause Cancer?

There's been a long history of research on vitamin supplements and their potential cancer risk.
genetic manipulation

Genetic Manipulation: The Next Big Thing

The CRISPR-Cas9 (CRISPR) method of genetic manipulation enables scientists to insert, delete, and edit genes in organisms from lowly microbes to monkeys.
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In Pain? Don’t Worry, It’s Literally in Your Mind

A look at the research in mind/body science and pain.
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What Does It Mean to Have Jet Lag?

What is jet lag, and why does it affect us so much more in the spring than in the fall?
Microscope view of bacteria

She Has Your Eyes. And Your Gut Bacteria’s Genome!

Upending our entire understanding of inheritance, an infant can apparently inherit genes directly from her mother’s bacteria.
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To Avoid Allergies, Skip the Dishwasher

A new study says that children raised in homes where dishes are typically washed by hand have lower rates of allergies than where the dishwasher is used.
Stairs of an NYC subway station

Subway Bacteria: Commuting with E. coli

Unknown bacteria on the subway share a commute with many of us daily. Should we be concerned?
A chemist looks at a test tube in a medical lab

When It Comes to Science, Scientists and the Public Diverge

Scientists and the public understand science topics quite differently, according to a new poll.
Rose E. Frisch

Rose Epstein Frisch, A Scientist Who Studied Fertility, Has Died

Rose Epstein Frisch discovered the link between fatness and fertility.
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Scientists Have Isolated a New Antibiotic from Soil

Scientists have isolated a new antibiotic from soil.