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Everything you need to know about that just-released female libido drug

The very first FDA-approved drug for female sexual dysfunction is available in the United States today (Oct. 17), marking a much-anticipated milestone for women who struggle with sexual desire. Sprout, the pharmaceutical company behind the drug, has spent $50m to develop the treatment. But female …

Biotechnology

The Strangers in Your Brain

Biologists often say that the most dangerous thing a cell can do is divide. This is because, during the complex process of replication—the unspooling of DNA, the assembling of two genomes from the halves of one—there is always the chance that the cell will make a mistake. Mutations can cost an …

Here's What Poverty Does to Your Brain

Recent research suggests that poverty may have a profound effect on the brain. Imaging studies show that the conditions that go hand-in-hand with …

Income Inequality

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Solanezumab blocks memory loss in patients with mild version of the disease, making it the first medicine ever to slow pace of damage to patients’ brains<p>Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first …

Your 23andMe DNA Can Be Used In Racist, Discriminatory Ways

A programmer came up with a way to block users from websites based on their DNA. The incident shows that personal DNA from companies like 23andMe can be used in unwelcome ways.<p>23andMe bills itself as a company that "democratizes personal genetics" for the world. And that description's not …

Are Limited Lifespans An Evolutionary Adaptation?