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How will you live better in 2019?

The start of a new year is a chance to not only reflect on the past year, but an opportunity to set goals for the year ahead.

Meet Lucy Wills, the woman who transformed pregnancy nutrition

How one woman’s discovery led to the prevention of countless birth defects around the world.

Quiz: Do kidneys help your heart? Test your knowledge

We often see the heart and the kidneys as independent organs but the two are far more closely interconnected than you might think.

How Can Big Data Beat Big Disease?

Predicting outbreaks of a disease, from the passage of the Zika virus to a person’s predisposition to cancer, is crucial to our ability to fight back—and big data is at the front of that battle.

Genomics: A revolution in health care?

Drugs affect people differently and we’re increasingly understanding why. For many of us, it’s down to our genes.

Feeding ten billion: how can we farm our unfarmable land?

A quarter-pounder hamburger is meat, wheat, and veg—but it’s mostly meat. Americans eat more meat than anyone else on the planet, but meat is an inefficient food source.

The women who paved the way for the contraceptive pill

Female contraception has changed the world – Margaret Sanger & Katharine Dexter McCormick fought to make it a reality.

New moms’ mental health: understanding the challenges of the first month of motherhood

The first month after giving birth can be an overwhelming experience for new mothers. Having the right support in place is vital.

Heart Disease: How One Gene Makes All The Difference

With a regular human genome consisting of 46 chromosomes and around 20,000 genes made up of 3 billion base pairs of DNA, just a slight alteration to our genetic code is enough to cause us disease.

Should we edit the human germline?

Genome editing is as consequential as it is controversial. Scientists are exploring the possibility of altering genes that cause specific diseases. But even if we can do it, the question is: should we?


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