Genetics

Pharma giant Roche just made a $2.4 billion bet on cancer data

Pharma giant Roche just made a $2.4 billion bet on cancer data

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Reuters Roche on Tuesday bought the rest of Foundation Medicine, a company that collects genetic data from samples of cancer tissue or blood, for $2.4 billion. Roche had held a...
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'Hanger' is a real emotion - here's why people get so grumpy when they haven't eaten

'Hanger' is a real emotion - here's why people get so grumpy when they haven't eaten

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Max Rossi Hunger affects our mood and feelings, as demonstrated by growing scientific evidence. Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry , also...
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A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been 'linked' to cancer - here's how worried you should be

A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been 'linked' to cancer - here's how worried you should be

7 days ago   |   Business Insider

American Cancer Society/Getty Images Bold headlines linking blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer sent stocks in companies trying to bring the technology to medicine...
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It's not in your head - here's why mosquitoes bite you more than other people

It's not in your head - here's why mosquitoes bite you more than other people

7 days ago   |   Business Insider

All about people/Shutterstock If you feel like you're the only person that gets attacked by mosquitoes as soon as the warm weather hits, you're not alone. Research shows that...
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There could be a genetic reason some people get ‘hangry'

There could be a genetic reason some people get ‘hangry'

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

DNA-testing company 23andMe asked 100,000 people if they get "hangry," the phenomenon in which you get irritable or angry when you are feeling hungry. Based on the responses as...
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A troubling link has been found between a cutting-edge gene-editing technology and cancer - and it's sending biotech stocks tumbling

A troubling link has been found between a cutting-edge gene-editing technology and cancer - and it's sending biotech stocks tumbling

9 days ago   |   Business Insider

Markets Insider Two independent studies by Novartis and Karolinska Institute showed that CRISPR-Cas9 may increase the risk for cancer by disrupting function of the essential...
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Narcissists have thicker, denser, more distinct eyebrows, according to a new study

Narcissists have thicker, denser, more distinct eyebrows, according to a new study

15 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Jack Lawrence / Flickr Narcissists generally have a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration. But they can be tricky to spot, as they are very...
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A study of more than 10,000 breast cancer patients found that some can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease

A study of more than 10,000 breast cancer patients found that some can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease

16 days ago   |   Business Insider

Thomson Reuters A study found that around 70,000 early-stage breast cancer patients a year could safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the...
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Sorry, but Buff Cat is here, and he's taking over

Sorry, but Buff Cat is here, and he's taking over

20 days ago   |   Business Insider

Twitter There's a new cat meme going viral on social media about Buff Cat. Buff Cat is an adorable muscular cat with a mysteriously jacked frame. A veterinarian told Buzzfeed...
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Wearing glasses could really mean you're smarter, according to a new study

Wearing glasses could really mean you're smarter, according to a new study

20 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Theo Wargo / Getty There could be some truth to the idea that smart people wear glasses. Research has consistently associated poor eyesight with higher cognitive function, and...
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