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What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers

What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers

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Earth Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on humanity's impact on the world. Humans have already begun replacing the natural world with nanotechnology, synthetic biology...
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Amazon's Running a Big Sale On 23andMe's New and Improved DNA Testing Kits

Amazon's Running a Big Sale On 23andMe's New and Improved DNA Testing Kits

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If you aren't freaked out by privacy concerns of DNA testing kits (basically, they may sell anonymized genetic data , but not personally identifiable data), the tests are...
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Silicon Valley's favorite veggie burger is about to hit a wave of controversy - but scientists say it's bogus

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Impossible Foods A handful of recent stories cite potential red flags about the safety of the Impossible Burger, a vegetarian patty made by Silicon Valley startup Impossible...
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A French man just received a second face transplant - and now he's been dubbed 'the man with three faces'

A French man just received a second face transplant - and now he's been dubbed 'the man with three faces'

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BBC Jérôme Hamon, 43, of France, is the first person in the world to receive two face transplants , the BBC reports. He has a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1...
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What to say to a friend who had a miscarriage that will actually comfort them

What to say to a friend who had a miscarriage that will actually comfort them

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Pitipat Usanakornkul/Shutterstock Miscarriage is a very difficult subject for many women to talk about and not every single person grieves in the same way. Don't belittle...
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There could be a $35 billion market to treat NASH, a 'silent disease' millions are living with - and the competition's starting to heat up

There could be a $35 billion market to treat NASH, a 'silent disease' millions are living with - and the competition's starting to heat up

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AP NASH, short for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis , is a type of liver disease in which liver fat builds up in people. It affects an estimated 16 million Americans, but many...
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I took 23andMe's test that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer - here's what it was like

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Hollis Johnson Back in 2015, I decided to send my spit to 23andMe, the company that sells direct-to-consumer genetics tests. The test gave me information as varied as how much...
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Cancer patients are increasingly being treated based on their inherited genetics - and it's putting doctors in a difficult position

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Hollis Johnson Cancer doctors are increasingly turning to genetics test to help them treat their patients with advanced forms of cancer. But as we learn more about the...
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Bill Gates says it would be a 'tragedy' to pass up a controversial gene-editing tool that can fight diseases and keep people from starving

Bill Gates says it would be a 'tragedy' to pass up a controversial gene-editing tool that can fight diseases and keep people from starving

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Susan Walsh/AP Bill Gates is advocating for the use of genetic editing tools like CRISPR. CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA, eliminating undesirable genes and potentially...
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Novartis just bought a biotech company for $8.7 billion - and it's the latest endorsement for new therapies that are changing how we treat genetic diseases

Novartis just bought a biotech company for $8.7 billion - and it's the latest endorsement for new therapies that are changing how we treat genetic diseases

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Reuters Novartis is acquiring gene therapy company AveXis for $8.7 billion. AveXis is working on a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic condition that...
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Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died at age 49

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died at age 49

Associated Press/Matt Dunham The actor Verne Troyer, who played "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" films, has died at age 49. Troyer's representatives announced his death on... Read more ...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in manager's hearts

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos still personally reads customer complaint emails sent to him, even though he doesn't reply to many of them, he said during an on-stage interview on... Read more ...

26 incredible US national parks every nature-lover should visit

26 incredible US national parks every nature-lover should visit

Maridav/Shutterstock Travel + Leisure spoke with park employees at 26 of America's 417 National Park Service locations for tips on traversing the natural surrounds. Each park... Read more ...

Oklahoma has the highest rate of imprisoned women in the US - but one county...

Oklahoma has the highest rate of imprisoned women in the US - but one county is remarkably reversing the trend

Oklahoma has the highest rate of female incarceration in the country, a rate that continues to go up in every part of the state except for in Tulsa County. One organization... Read more ...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 10 reasons why investors should be pulling money...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 10 reasons why investors should be pulling money from tech

Scott Olson/Getty Images Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees the tech industry facing some considerable headwinds going forward, and thinks investors should reduce exposure to... Read more ...

This Rare Sitewide Casper Sale Ever Lets You Save On Mattresses and Accessories

This Rare Sitewide Casper Sale Ever Lets You Save On Mattresses and Accessories

Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don't go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But this... Read more ...

Turkey is heading a fast recovery in tourism with 40 million tourists' arrival

Turkey is heading a fast recovery in tourism with 40 million tourists' arrival

The tourism industry in Turkey is making a fast recovery in 2018 as early booking figures and the growing demand from other countries showed Turkey a record 40 million... Read more ...

7 stylish subscription boxes for guys who want to dress well but hate shopping

7 stylish subscription boxes for guys who want to dress well but hate shopping

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. You can get... Read more ...

Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times'...

Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times' publisher struck a deal with Trump to help get him elected

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Former President Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times's publisher struck a deal with President Donald... Read more ...

10 ways that adults can have their own magical experience at Disneyland

10 ways that adults can have their own magical experience at Disneyland

Disneyland/Facebook Kids aren't the only ones who can have a fun experience at Disneyland . Staying at the parks late at night means you deal with shorter lines and fewer... Read more ...