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Is It Easier to Recognize People Who Look Like You?

Faces are possibly the most important visual stimuli that we perceive. The moment you see a person’s face, you can infer their race, age, mood, identity, and possibly their gender expression (always ask). Unless, of course, you have prosopagnosia, aka ‘face blindness’ — where you can’t tell familiar or unfamiliar faces apart. Prosopagnosia is important […]

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Could Increasing the Melanin In Your Skin Protect You From Cancer?

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US than any other cancer combined. In fact, melanoma–a highly dangerous type of skin cancer–is estimated to claim one life every hour. So what if you could lower your risk of skin cancer….by changing the color of your skin? Ok, this is a big subject, so […]

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How to read DNA

Diseases like cancer are caused by genetic mutations in the DNA of our cells. Advances both in genetic testing and precision medicine mean that, when a patient is diagnosed with a disease, it’s now possible to analyse their DNA to identify the mutations… … Then prescribe a personalised course of treatment for them – and […]

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The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR technologies and their much-discussed ability to edit our DNA. For the most part, these stories probably refer to CRISPR-Cas9. But a new system, CRISPR-Cas3, has just been used in human cells for the very first time…and offers a whole new set of tools that could have huge implications for curing […]

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