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The Interesting Thing Is Human Interest

Virginia Hughes is a Brooklyn-based science journalist who writes about neuroscience and genetics, among other subjects, and it was her interest in the latter that sent her on a quest to write the perfect human-interest story about 23andMe, one of the larger online genetic databases that have helped people track down their relatives in recent years.

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New HIV detector on a USB chip?

A tiny USB chip could soon be the new way to monitor HIV patients’ health. Thanks to a research team from Imperial College London, the type of HIV technology that normally requires a laboratory and a machine the size of a desktop computer has been condensed into a device barely larger than your thumbnail.

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