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RISKY PUFFS  Many people assume e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. But new animal data suggest vaping may pose immune risks ― and possibly behavioral and reproductive risks for the children of women who vape during pregnancy. 

KISSING ANCIENT COUSINS  Interbreeding between Neandertals and early modern humans has left a genetic mark on non-Africans that may affect their health.

microscope image of plaques in a human artery

HAZARDOUS CLUMPS  The protein collagen (green) coats plaque (red) on the wall of a human artery. These small pockets of plaque are vulnerable to breaking away and possibly triggering a heart attack. 

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