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Should You Eat a Low-gluten Diet?
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When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating, a new study shows. The researchers attribute the impact of diet on healthy adults more to change in composition of dietary fibres than gluten itself.

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Bacteriophage – A Virus that Infects Microbes
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To reproduce, bacteriophage infect bacterial cells and hijack their cellular machinery before killing their host as shown in this animation.

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Genes and Growth Disorders: A Case Study
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Learn how Andrew Dauber, chief of endocrinology at Children’s National Health System, is working to understand the intricacies of genes that control growth.

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Incredible DNA Animations
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Check out the action going on inside a cell's nucleus.

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Genetic Causes of Myeloma
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Myeloma occurs as a result of changes in the genetic material within plasma cells. This animation explains what happens at the genetic level which causes myeloma to develop.

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Why Are Polygenic Risk Scores Important?
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Dr Sekar Kathiresan highlights the importance of polygenic risk scoring, a method which summarizes data into a single variable that measures genetic liability to a disorder or a trait.

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The Future of Lab-Grown Eye Transplants
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The future of lab-grown eye transplants is... eye-opening. Dr Mariya Moosajee discusses the role of stem cell research in ophthalmology, and the exciting possibilities which lie ahead.

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Creating the UK's First "Three-Person" Baby
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Professor Sir Doug Turnbull from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research at the University of Newcastle explains his research into mitochondrial donation, the innovative treatment that hopes to stop faulty mitochondria being passed on from mother to child to prevent incurable genetic diseases.

The first babies conceived with this treatment through IVF may be born in the UK soon.

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The Secrets of the Koala Genome
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From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching poisonous eucalyptus leaves, to how they respond to chlamydia infections. The hope is that these insights will not only help us understand these fascinating marsupials, but also aid conservation efforts across Australia.

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John Ioannidis on Moving Toward Truth in Scientific Research
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PLOS author John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics at Stanford University, considers how the scientific community can move toward greater truth in published research.

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