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The Perfect Child

Imagine being able to pre-determine the height , intelligence and eye color of an unborn child. Though this seems implausible, scientific advancements will soon make it possible for parents to tailor the physical appearance of their offspring. This new technology involves pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which is done on the developing embryo. The resulting creation … Continue reading

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Cancer-Fighting Green Machine

Rejoice, broccoli-lovers! Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that three to five servings of broccoli a week, if prepared correctly, are useful in preventing cancer. To extract the health benefits of broccoli, the enzyme myrosinase must be preserved; in other words, don’t overcook the broccoli or expect broccoli-based supplements alone to do the … Continue reading