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DNA strand and Cancer Cell

Detecting DNA defects

HMS Scientists design algorithm able to ID previously elusive cancers


A tower of junk food including fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and cupcakes.

Hold the soda, hold the fat shaming

Telling people what to eat and what not to eat often backfires, but ‘Don’t drink soda’ is a clearer message, Harvard expert says


Illustration of sand forming DNA in hourglass.

Cells recall the way they were

Adult tissues retain — and can recover — a memory of their early development, which might be a game-changer for cancer and regenerative medicine


Soda with ice in a glass

Sickly sweet

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk of mortality, especially in women


Man doing pushups

Drop and give me 40

Pushup capacity could be no-cost way to assess cardio risks


Illustration of man's shadow forming hands on a clock.

Finding our genomic clockwork

Harvard researchers discover a biomarker that can determine both chronological and biological age