Laura Lorenne Zanetti

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Vive la différence!

MEN and women do not think in the same ways. Few would disagree with that. And science has quantified some of those differences. Men, it is pretty …

The Brain

Poisoned inheritance

DOCTORS recommend that women who are pregnant, or plan to be, eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables. These are a source of vitamin B9—or folate, as …

Genetics

Kissing cousins

HOW Neanderthal are you? That question sounds vaguely insulting. But unless you are African, or of recent African ancestry, the answer is likely to …

Anthropology

Ingenious

IT SOUNDS like science fiction, and for years it seemed as though it was just that: fiction. But the idea of gene therapy—introducing copies of …

Immunotherapy

The science of love at first sight

BIOLOGISTS believe that love is fundamentally a biological rather than a cultural construct. That is because the capacity for love is found in all …

Secondary goals

THE most insidious thing about cancer is its tendency to spread. A lone primary tumour can be tackled by knife or radiation beam, as well as drugs, …

Cancer

Alive not swimming

MOST reptiles reproduce by laying eggs in cosy nests. But 20% of the world’s scaly species have evolved viviparity— giving birth to live young. …