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Genetic testing and unnecessary breast surgery in women

Family history's impact on hereditary cancer in the population.

New Antarctic extremes are ‘virtually certain’ as the world warms

Antarctic change has global implications.

Arctic terns navigate environmental hazards

Arctic terns may adapt to climate change risks.

Immune systems develop silver bullet defenses against bacteria

Immune systems produce genes to combat common bacteria in food.

Butterflies and moths share a common ancestor

Deep chromosomal conservation in butterflies and moths.

Amazon river dolphins are under threat from fishing, dams, and dredging

Scientists used satellite tags to track eight dolphins in the Peruvian Amazon.

Illusions are in the eye, not the mind- study

Numerous visual illusions are caused by limits in the way our eyes and visual neurones work.

Why sexually harassed individuals might not report the incident immediately or at all?

Seeking justice by coming forward is just one of the needs.

Microbes that co-operate, contribute more carbon emissions

Communities of microbes that work together release more carbon dioxide.

Giant arthropods dominated the seas 470 million years ago

Taichoute opens new avenues for paleontological and ecological research.

Previously unexplored genomic control regions hold the key to identifying the causes of rare disease

Scientists have discovered the cause of a rare condition within a part of the genome.

One in 500 men carries an extra sex chromosome, study

This puts them at higher risk of several common diseases.

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