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Getting pregnant while taking contraception could be beyond your control if you have a certain gene

A new study suggests some women may have an active gene that leads to a faster breakdown of contraceptive hormones in pills and implants.

I watched a 52-year-old woman get plastic surgery, and it wasn’t at all what I expected

I stood inches away from a surgeon and face-lift patient during the procedure. I was amazed at how little blood was shed.
Timothy Brown, previously known as the Berlin Patient, was considered the first person to be cured of the AIDS virus. Now scientists think they may have done it a second time.

Scientists may have cured a man of HIV by injecting him with ‘superpower’ cells. Here’s what it means for the future of AIDS treatme...

A second person appears to have been cured of HIV. But the strategy that doctors used in his case is a risky one.
What's your drink limit?

Some people may lack a ‘brake’ in their brains that stops them drinking too much

Certain genetic mutations may mean some people could have no limit to how much they can drink, according to a study of drunk mice.
Binge drinking may trigger a vicious cycle of more drinking.

Binge drinking could change our genes and make us want to drink more, according to research

The new study suggests certain genes are damaged from heavy drinking that produce certain proteins, and these changes can lead us to want to drink more.
So far, there isn't a complete cure for acne.

New research shows acne could be caused by your genes and the shape of your hair follicles

Researchers say the findings are a 'world first' for potential new treatments.

A Silicon Valley startup with 20 patents under its belt just raised $400 million from SoftBank and Goldman Sachs to make materials from living things

Silicon Valley-based synthetic biology company Zymergen just announced a mammoth funding round. The goal is to move away from old, polluting manufacturing techniques.

The startup behind the first lab-grown pork links let us see how their sausage gets made — and said it slashed the cost from $2,500 to $216 in a...

New Age Meats, a Silicon Valley company funded by biotech startup hub IndieBio, let us taste the world's first cell-based pork sausage made without killing any animals in September. Since then, they've slashed production costs by 12x.
A skate egg case or capsule, also called a devil's purse or mermaid's purse.

These mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here’s how to see them

If you find one a rubbery black pouch with tendrils on a beach, it's probably a skate egg casing. Prepare to freak yourself out with this experiment.

What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

What causes human bodies to age? Most scientists agree that nine main factors are involved in the process of getting old. Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind aging.