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Creating a baby with three genetic parents: is it ethical?

Recently scientists reported that the first baby has been born from a controversial technique, which combines genes from three parents: the dad, the mom,...
endurance training

Endurance training can change the expressions of genes, says study

Endurance training, such as 800 meters running, 400 meters swimming, and road cycling, is quite beneficial to health and wellbeing. It can increase energy for...
Great white sharks

Great white sharks and tuna share common genes to become fast swimmers and predators

White sharks and tuna seem to be two very different types of fish. White sharks, or mackerel sharks, are large, fast-swimming sharks found in oceans...
pterosaur

Scientists discover a Jurassic pterosaur in South America

Scientists from Argentina, UK, and Germany recently find a new species of pterosaurs from Patagonia region of South America. Pterosaurs are flying reptiles existing from...
stop smoking

Smoking has long-term impacts on DNA, says study

It is known that smoking harms the body in various ways. It can cause lung disease by damaging the airways and the small air...
Bee and plant

Virus-infected plants can attract more bees and have better reproduction

Virus infection usually makes a plant sick and inhibits its growth. Nevertheless, virus infection may also offer a surprising boost for reproduction. Scientists newly find...
eye

Scientists discover a new type of eye movement in human

It is known that saccades and blinks are two main eye movements in human. Saccade is a rapid movement of both eyes between fixation...
Breast milk sugar

Breast milk sugar helps protect babies from Group B strep infection

Group B strep (GBS) are bacteria found normally in vagina, intestine and rectal area in about 33% of healthy pregnant women. Most pregnant women...
Gene

Gene plays the primary role in BMI and obesity transmission

Obesity, which means too much body fat, is a serious health issue. Being obese can increase the risk of many diseases. The World Health Organization...
Stenophlebia liaoningensis 42.2mm

The first Early Cretaceous damsel-dragonfly from western Liaoning, China

In the Jurassic and Cretaceous, damsel-dragonflies widely existed in Europe (e.g., Germany, Spain, England, and France). So far, only two damsel-dragonflies have been found from...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...