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New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Getting a handle on the epigenome<p>Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis. These are just some of the findings reported today in a series of studies published in the <i>Nature</i> …


Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

End of chemotherapy within 20 years as pioneering DNA project launched

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3 Questions Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Before Hiring Anyone

His hiring strategy helped build the company from tiny startup to e-commerce titan.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn't always the juggernaut that it is …

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Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is …

7 New Shows to Watch

It’s finally that time of the year when our favorite series return and we find out what happened after those exasperating cliffhangers from last spring. It’s also premiere time, when pilots debut and we learn what will be our new weekly small-screen addictions. Here, we highlight the most promising …