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This Boy Was Thrown Out Of School Because Of His DNA, Parents Say

Colman Chadam carries genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, but doesn't have the disease itself, according to his parents. Inside their legal battle against the school district in Palo Alto, California.<p>On Oct. 10, 2012, 11-year-old Colman Chadam was pulled out of class at his public middle school in …

Genetics

A Bill Gates-Backed Gene Editing Startup Is Going Public

Editas Medicine—a startup backed by Bill Gates and Google Ventures, among others— has filed to become the first gene-editing medical technology …

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked To PCOS In Eye-Opening New Study

There could be a connection between maternal PCOS and autism.<p>Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, are 59 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorder than women without the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Molecular …

Autism

Scientists may soon be able to 'cut and paste' DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babies

On a warm September afternoon on the verdant campus of Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an elite cadre of scientists gathered to discuss a simple yet incredibly powerful new genetic technology.<p>Jennifer Doudna was dressed casually in a blazer and jeans, with a scarf tossed gently around …

Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of GMO

I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist …

Watch Out Ikea, New U.S. Startup Promises Modern Furniture That's More Affordable and Easier to Setup

Moving into a new home is a daunting, unavoidable task of life, and for those who find themselves in dire need of new furniture (and fast), the options are limited. The default route might look something like a few frantic trips to Ikea to cover all the bases, while mentally preparing oneself for …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

How to become an ethical gardener

Ethical clothing, ethical food, what about ethical gardening? Do you think you could make it as an ethical gardener?<p>1. Put back more than you take out<p>It's important in any garden not to exploit the soil, and to do the best you can in order to replenish any nutrients taken out by crops you may have …

Why one Canadian midwife won't be giving birth at home

<b>A Canadian midwife has helped almost 200 women deliver their babies, but when she gives birth in July, there won't be a midwife by her side. Across the country, the health system is not keeping up with demand</b><p>"Midwifery is a part of my history and a part of who I am," Kim Goodman posted on Facebook. …

Pregnancy

The benefits of solar do outweigh its costs. Some have a hard time accepting it

A new Grattan Institute report on rooftop solar says its economic costs exceed its benefits by $9bn. That’s true only if you don’t include all the benefits<p>Oh dear. Here we go again. The solar industry is clearly winning the battle to turn the global electricity industry upside down and inside out. …

Solar Power

An obstetrician questions whether hospitals are the safest place for healthy women to have babies

There is a good chance that your grandparents were born at home. I am going to go ahead and assume they turned out fine, or at least fine enough, since you were eventually born too and are now reading this.<p>But since the late 1960s, very few babies in the United Kingdom or the United States have …

Pregnancy

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

19 Foods That Aren't Actually Food

Bottom line: Even though you can buy these foods at the grocery store, that doesn't mean you should. Find out how many ingredients it takes to make a fake blueberry—and see what else made our list to find out what should stay off of yours.<p><b>Pasteurized Cheese Snack</b><br>Cheese faking is an art nearly as …

Scientists develop new 'kill switch' to destroy genetically-modified organisms that escape

Genetically modified organisms hold a lot of promise for creating hardier crops and faster growing fish, but even supporters are concerned about invasive organisms running wild. If a faster, better, stronger strain of bacteria escaped the lab, how would we stop it? Now, scientists have come up with …

Genetics

8 reasons you should stop eating meat for #NationalVegetarianWeek

It’s National Vegetarian Week, that time of the year when Big Mac-dodging salad-munchers like me crawl out of the woodwork to berate you carnivores …

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up white instead. That Perry, a molecular embryologist at the University of Bath, tweaked their coat colour isn’t new – scientists have been making so-called knock-out mice, in which certain genes are disabled, since the …

Genetics

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder

Scientific research ties talc powder to ovarian cancer. Now Johnson & Johnson is facing a slew of lawsuits<p>Deane Berg’s doctor called her in the day after Christmas, 2006, to give her the crushing news. She’d had her ovaries removed, the pathology results were back, and they could not have been much …

Why You Should Be Eating Peruvian Superfoods

Manuel Villacorta, registered dietician and author of Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet to Detoxify, Energize and Supercharge Fat Loss, talks supplements, snacking and power foods.<p><b>Why the focus on Peruvian superfoods and what are some of your favorites?</b><p>I'm a registered dietician so I …

Isolated tribe in Venezuelan Amazon has world's most diverse colonies of bacteria | Fox News

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body.<p>The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies …

“No living woman actually looks like Kate Moss”: The unattainable thin ideal

When my daughter was at her sickest, her impossibly thin body looked normal to me. Larger bodies looked grotesque<p><i>“I wondered if I could truly see myself at all. One day I found myself all-right-looking and relatively slim . . . and the next day I saw a sagging, bulbous grotesque. How could one</i> …

Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity

Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists. …

Immune System

Scientists Discover 145 Alien Genes In DNA, We Are Not 100% Human

By In5D on April 11, 2015 in Science<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal donation on</b> …

Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

Mental Health

Dr Milton Wainwright says he has found organisms 25 miles above Earth

Is this evidence of alien life near Earth? Controversial scientist says he has found MORE organisms 25 miles above the planet<p><b>Radical claim made by Dr</b> …

Biology

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

<b>Flame Retardant-Laced Soda<br>What it is:</b> The toxic flame retardant chemical brominated vegetable oil (BVO) was initially used to keep plastics from catching on fire.<p><b>Where it is:</b> For decades, the food industry has been adding it to certain sodas, juices, and sports drinks. BVO's purpose? To keep the …

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

SXSW 2015: I Reprogrammed A Lifeform In Someone’s Kitchen While Drinking A Beer

Biohacking kits help you modify genes in the comfort of home<p>A group holding red cups full of beer converged around a kitchen table littered with petri dishes, pipettes, and other basic laboratory equipment. Our host/lab director, Justin Pahara, explained how we were all going to take a custom …

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