Neuroscience

'Mosaic' gene mutations could explain some cases of autism

The causes of autism remain mysterious. Scientists have linked autism spectrum disorder to a long list of genes, but most children with autism have no known explanation. Two new studies add to the picture, implicating mutations ...

Medical research

Blood discoveries advance effort to grow organs, battle cancer

Pioneering research into how our bodies manufacture the cells that make blood has moved us closer to regrowing tissues and organs. The findings also may let doctors grow cells for transplantation into people to battle cancer, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

U.S. moms-to-be are much less healthy now

(HealthDay)—In the past 30 years, U.S. women have been in progressively worse physical shape as they become pregnant, a new study finds.

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