Humans

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  1. illustration of a woman walking across of a bridge of DNA
    Genetics

    DNA databases are too white, so genetics doesn’t help everyone. How do we fix that?

    A lack of diversity in genetic databases is making precision medicine ineffective for many people. One historian proposes a solution: construct reference genomes for individual populations.

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  2. a person fills a needle with COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    People who have had COVID-19 might need only one shot of a coronavirus vaccine

    Antibody levels in health care workers who had COVID-19 and got vaccinated were more than 500 times higher than those vaccinated but never infected.

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  3. conservation burial ground for green burials
    Environment

    ‘Green’ burials are slowly gaining ground among environmentalists

    Researchers asked older environmental activists what they planned to do with their bodies after death. Many were unaware of “green” burial options.

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  4. people playing instruments in a nursing home environment
    Health & Medicine

    A music therapist seeks to tap into long-lost memories

    Alaine Reschke-Hernández is partnering with neuroscientists to figure out how music improves Alzheimer’s patients’ lives.

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  5. scientist holding small piece of ancient dog bone
    Archaeology

    An ancient dog fossil helps trace humans’ path into the Americas

    Found in Alaska, the roughly 10,000-year-old bone bolsters the idea that early human settlers took a coastal rather than inland route.

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  6. vaccine syringe with Johnson & Johnson logo
    Health & Medicine

    What you need to know about J&J’s newly authorized one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

    Even as a third COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in the United States, questions remain over how well it works and if people will take it.

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  7. worker checking a vaccine shipment
    Health & Medicine

    Global inequity in COVID-19 vaccination is more than a moral problem

    Wealthy countries are vaccinating at much higher rates than low-income countries. Such inequities could ultimately prolong the pandemic for all.

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  8. Jack Cook recieving his covid-19 vaccine shot in his car
    Health & Medicine

    Can a COVID-19 vaccine’s second dose be delayed? It’s complicated

    New data indicate that delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines may still provide protection, but some scientists aren’t convinced it’s OK.

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  9. a 16-year-old receiving a covid-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 vaccines may be ready for teens this summer

    Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is a crucial step towards reaching herd immunity and returning to pre-pandemic life.

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