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Testing Drugs on Mini-Yous, Grown in a Dish

By using “organoids,” scientists can work out how people with rare diseases will respond to new medicines.<p>In a lab in the Netherlands, Jeffrey Beekman is testing drugs on people with cystic fibrosis—sort of. He’s not giving the patients themselves any medicine; instead, he’s building small replicas …

Mutations

My Barber, My Dry-Cleaning Lady, and My Bodega Guy: Three Tales of Love and Loss in New York City

**My Barber **<p>To me he was always just "Mark." For years he was the only man I let touch my head, and his chair was a judgment-free zone. Once I brought him a copy of <i>US Weekly</i> and, too ashamed to speak, held up a photo of Orlando Bloom and wiggled my eyebrows. "No. 14, no problem," Mark said, …

Barbershops

10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most

I've been around dogs since my childhood and have always loved being in the company of our four-legged friends. When I told my husband I wanted a dog, he wasn't too thrilled with the idea at first. I was traveling a lot for work at the time, and he knew he'd have most of the responsibility. The …

Spotlight: Artist & Children’s Book Author Michelle de Villiers

<b>My name is</b> Michelle de Villiers and I’m an artist.<p><b>My work specializes in</b> illustration, cartoons, sculpture, expressionist painting. I am more of an experimentalist, though, knowing more and more about less and less.<p><b>Art and Science</b><p><b>I have a passion for</b> art and science!<p><b>I use Flipboard because</b> it is an …

Geraldine Roman: 'Just another politician who happens to be transgender'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Geraldine Roman doesn't necessarily get what all the fuss is about.<p>She is, in her words, "just another politician who happens to be transgender."<p>But even she will acknowledge the election of the first transgender woman to Congress in the Philippines is, at least, "technically historical."<p>"I …

Polling

Burger King spa opens in Finland | CNN Travel

(CNN) — We all know about the dreaded meat sweats.<p>But at this Burger King in Finland, they might be brought on by eating your Whopper in the sauna.<p>As nude dining looks set to become Europe's most unlikely food trend -- a naked restaurant in London currently has a waiting list of 37,000 -- the …

Are You Sure You Want to Unsubscribe from This Relationship?

<b>Please select your reason for unsubscribing:</b><p>❏ This is temporary. I'll be back!<br>❏ It's not you; it's me.<br>❏ I never signed up for this level of commitment.<br>❏ I met someone else.<p>If you chose ANY OF THESE, please explain in as many words as …

Smoking

Call Me Crazy

I hereby uninvent the conference call. That’s right, there is now no means by which six or twenty or—God forbid—a hundred people can all meet and discuss a topic over the phone. Personally, I feel like that brief sentence alone should be enough for anyone to pause and think, Multiple people trying …

Swimming Pools

Chinese police to patrol streets of Rome, Milan | CNN Travel