Good news for parents who occasionally let out an accidental curse word: kids aren't programmed to automatically mime adults. Kids actually pick and choose what they want to imitate.
Premature babies are more likely to have withdrawn personalities, according to a new study.
Being popular in college could mean better physical health in middle age, according to a new study.
Binge eaters, blame your DNA. New research links teen binge-eating to a specific gene variation previously linked to obesity risk.
Consuming dairy products boosts the effectiveness of probiotics, according to a new study.
Rudeness spreads like flu in the workplace, according to a new study.
Are you feeling jealous of your significant other? If the answer's yes, you're probably at risk of alcoholism, according to a new study.
Using stimulant drugs like cocaine and amphetamines reduces brain size in women, according to a new study.
Funeral directors are significantly more likely to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease that leads to muscle weakness, paralysis, and eventually respiratory failure and death.
Men are more likely tolerate unfairness from attractive women, according to a new study.
The female hormone progesterone could extend the lifespan of breast cancer patients, according to new research.
Stress experienced in childhood literally stays forever, according to new research.
Bad sleep can seriously impair an individual's self control, according to a new study.
We all dance to the same beat, according to a new study.
Eye color could predict a person's risk of developing alcohol dependency, according to a new study
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.