Apple Watch ResearchKit ethics, NYT flubs cellphone risks, scientists urge halt to human genome work

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An Apple all day keeps the doctors monitoring you 24/7 I wasn’t paying much attention to the miasma emanating from last week’s Apple presentation, which seemed to consist entirely of The Watch and its astonishing pricing. So the news about … Continue reading »

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Finding our origins: The Genographic Project uses genetics to map the past

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Have you ever tried tracing back your family tree only to get stuck at great great Grandpa Jim? Are you curious about who your ancestors were and where they might have come from? If so, you’ll definitely want to check … Continue reading »

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The Oral Microbiota Affects More Than Just the Mouth

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For World Oral Health Day, Lily Berrin, daughter of a periodontist and dental hygienist, highlights recent PLOS Pathogens content to remind us that oral pathogens do more than just cause cavities. There is more going on behind that smile than … Continue reading »

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Engaging the Public on Global Health

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In the wake of Ebola, Sara Gorman (@saragorm) discusses the need to keep the general public engaged and informed on global health issues. A simple Google AdWords search of Ebola keyword searches in the past twelve months in the U.S. … Continue reading »

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Universal Newborn Genome Sequencing and Generation Alpha

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Imagine the day that genome sequencing of all newborns begins. Instantly two cohorts of people will form: the expanding youngest, with a tremendous amount of personal information stored on a cloud, and the shrinking rest of us, with little knowledge … Continue reading »

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Repost: Claire Underwood From Netflix’s House of Cards: Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

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Last month, Netflix released Season 3 of House of Cards. In light of this, I am reposting a blog I wrote about the second season of the series last year: “Claire Underwood From Netflix’s House of Cards: Narcissistic Personality Disorder?”   … Continue reading »

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The Next Big Drug Discovery Could Come From a Scoop of Soil in Your Backyard

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr Robert H. Cichewicz. Director of the University of Oklahoma, Institute for Natural Products Applications and Research Technologies (INPART). Dr Cichewicz leads the Citizen Science Soil Collection Program which is focused on translating natural products into … Continue reading »

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Reflecting on the Maternal Health Collections

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In celebration of the MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health collaboration we take a look back through the collections and highlight some of the most influential and interesting articles included in the collections. In November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and … Continue reading »

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A healthy society is a disaster resilient society

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Today, we warmly welcome to the blog Professor Shinichi Egawa from the Division for International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine, International Institute of Disaster Science at Tōhoku University. His bio can be found at the bottom of this post. Disasters are usually measured … Continue reading »

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Introducing the PLOS ONE Conference Page

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We are excited to announce the publication of the PLOS ONE conference page. The page serves as a one-stop shop for announcements and information regarding upcoming conferences, including when and where to meet up with PLOS ONE journal staff. You … Continue reading »

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