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after death
after death

If Your Cells Continue to Function, What Does it Mean to Die?

"Am I my liver, my stomach, my kidney? All these things still work when I am dead."
Shayla Love
11 hours ago
pain
pain

The Family That Doesn't Feel Pain

Their genes could lead to treatment options for people with chronic pain.
Shayla Love
12.21.17
longevity
longevity

A Genetic Test Told Me My Body is 34 Years Old

I'm actually 27.
Shayla Love
12.18.17
hard data
hard data

Why Are We Searching for a 'Gay Gene'?

Some question whether the benefits are overshadowed by the potential risks.
Justin Lehmiller
12.11.17
genetics
genetics

Would You Want Your Baby Tested for Incurable Diseases?

Doctors are studying a controversial genetic test that screens newborns for about 1,800 disorders.
Michelle Malia
10.27.17
hard data
hard data

Why Do Divorces Seem to Run in Families? The Psychological and Genetic Links

A specific set of personality traits could be partly to blame.
Justin Lehmiller
10.16.17
anxiety
anxiety

Just How Much Can You Blame Your Parents for Your Anxiety?

Mom and dad aren't off the hook.
Markham Heid
10.4.17
Diabetes
Diabetes

650,000 Black Americans Could Have Diabetes And Not Know It

A popular test may not be as accurate as doctors thought.
Ed Cara
9.13.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Older Dads Have Geekier Sons

Geeky in a good way.
Jesse Hicks
6.20.17
The Future of Cancer
The Future of Cancer

Young, Healthy, and Dying of Lung Cancer

If lung cancer in non-smokers were its own statistical category, it would rank among the top ten deadliest cancers in the US.
Gianna Toboni
4.28.17
It's Science
It's Science

When An Ancestry Test Tells You Your Dad isn't Your Dad

Secret adoptions, hidden affairs, and past relationships—all a DNA test away.
Mallory Locklear
4.7.17
Not Your Fault
Not Your Fault

Your Inability to Wake Up Is Genetic

So suggests a new study.
Jesse Hicks
4.6.17