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A Genetically Modified Pig Could Become Your Organ Donor Thanks to CRISPR Gene Editing

Gene editing technology has been making waves for the past year for its revolutionary medical promise. And it could eventually become a tool that …

Genetic Engineering

What Does It Say That Half the GOP Base Would Support Trump’s Authoritarianism?

Two professors found in a poll that slightly more than half of Republican voters would support postponing the next presidential election if Donald …

Why Do Trump's Supporters Allow Him to Insult Their Intelligence?

Instead of complaining about actual flaws in media coverage, the president airs a fabricated grievance.<p>President Trump regularly pushes incorrect information to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter. At times, his untruths are extremely easy to disapprove, as if Trump regards his …

Why Leaking Transcripts of Trump's Calls Is So Dangerous

When the president’s opponents violate norms to undermine him, they do lasting damage to American security.<p>Leaking the transcript of a presidential call to a foreign leader is unprecedented, shocking, and dangerous. It is vitally important that a president be able to speak confidentially—and …

Donald Trump

Hill Republicans: Trump is fritzing out

Division in the GOP caused by the White House drama — GOP members of Congress don’t know what to do<p>This morning I phoned my friend, a former Republican member of Congress.<p>Me: What’s going on? Seems like the White House is imploding and Republicans are going down with the ship.<p>Him (chuckling): We’re …

Donald Trump

Trump admits he punked his supporters on Mexico paying for the wall

The Post's Greg Miller has obtained transcripts of President Trump's calls with the heads of Mexico and Australia during his first days in office, and they are both doozies.<p>One big takeaway is that Trump seems to acknowledge exactly what his pledge to make Mexico pay for the border wall was — a …

Donald Trump

Why 'dogmatic' atheists think they are right about religion - study

Atheists may struggle to see anything positive about religion because unemotional logic rules their brains, a new study suggests.<p>Non-religious people are more likely to be analytical thinkers, researchers say, while those who are intensely religious will have a strong sense of morality.<p>They also …

Scaramucci's Rant Should Terrify Trump Voters

A president needs to attract talented people. His new communications director will make that task even harder.<p>“Colorful language,” he called it. That’s how the new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, described remarks of his that Ryan Lizza quoted in the New Yorker on …

Donald Trump

Here is why the Trump family's secrets will stay secret -- for now

Here is why the Trump family’s secrets will stay secret — for now<p>Ivanka Trump was made an unpaid adviser to the US President despite having no …

Donald Trump

The Worst Is Yet To Come

The Court of Mad King Donald is not a presidency. It is an affliction, one that saps the life out of our democratic institutions, and it must be …

Donald Trump

‘Morning Joe’: It’s ‘Failure Friday’ for Trump White House

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski is declaring it "Failure Friday" for President Trump, saying that if you want to know what failure looks like, …

Donald Trump

9 promising at-home lab test startups for everything from fertility to STDs

It’s easier than ever to skip the doctor and go straight for the at-home test these days, thanks to updated regulations and the technology to match — and for many, it’s the answer to invasive and expensive hospital visits.<p>A new army of startups has popped up in the last couple of years to offer you …

Startups

Your DNA Sequencing Might Be Interesting But You’re Still Going to Die

If you could mine your own DNA for lifestyle advice, would you do it? What if I told you it would cost between $215 and $320, plus another $150 if …

7 Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes That Don't Taste Like Cardboard

There are some pretty scary facts about bakery muffins (some have more sugar than a fat slice of cake!), so we prefer to bake them ourselves. But to …

Breakfast

Devastating bioweapon or humanity’s saviour? UN green lights the ‘Gene Drive’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The world’s most powerful genetic technology – one that could cure disease, and at the same time wipe out entire species in …

Genetics

Cognitive Decline may be Influenced by the Interaction of Genetics

That's the question behind a recent paper published in <i>The FASEB Journal</i> by several researchers including lead author Ben Trumble, an assistant …

The Brain

List of Pros and Cons of designer babies

The term “<b>designer baby</b>” refers to a <b>baby</b> whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro …

Genetics

Esophageal Cancer’s Extreme Genetic Complexity Uncovered | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New research identifies more than 2000 mutations and illustrates treatment challenges. [NIH]<p>×<p>Genetic heterogeneity among …

Cancer

Meet the Unbelievably Adorable Starting Lineup of Puppy Bowl XIII

Who will you pick for your fantasy league?<p>The most important sporting event of the year is looming brightly upon us: <i>Puppy Bowl XIII</i>. Animal Planet’s …