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Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.

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Left Brain, Right Brain: An Outdated Argument

Left Brain, Right Brain: An Outdated Argument

Recent research shows that, while the left and right hemispheres of the brain differ clearly in some abilities, such as language, they are also remarkably flexible.

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New Definition of Autism: From Flexible to Few

New Definition of Autism: From Flexible to Few

The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.

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Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Dr. Ian Berke and Professor Yorgo Modis have demonstrated that MDA5, a viral RNA sensor, discriminates against short RNAs by forming filaments.

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Role Reversal:  How One Species of Butterfly Defies Expectations

Role Reversal: How One Species of Butterfly Defies Expectations

Yale researcher Katie Prudic has discovered that Bicyclus anynana, a species of African butterfly, changes its courting and mating behavior based upon the temperature in which it is raised.

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Why Boys are Not Girls

Why Boys are Not Girls

A Molecular Perspective

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How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

Anesthesia is a critical component of any surgery, but its mechanism and effects remain largely unclear.

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Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

Helen Jack, a recipient of the 2012 Rhodes scholarship, has combined coursework in biology and international studies and hopes to use both areas of expertise to help improve healthcare in Ghana.

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Do Men Have Biological Clocks?

Do Men Have Biological Clocks?

Recent studies show that the “biological clock,” traditionally marking the decline of a woman’s fertility over time, may exist for men as well.

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Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.

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