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Scientists propose project to build synthetic human genome

A synthetic human genome potentially could make it possible to create humans who lack biological parents.

Full moon may affect kids' sleep: Study
Full moon may affect kids' sleep: Study

Children may sleep less when there is a full moon, but only by a few minutes, according to a new study conducted on kids from 12 countries, including India.

Peru reports first sexually transmitted Zika case

Peru has suffered its first case of sexually transmitted, locally contracted Zika virus.

Major study confirms moms' smoking changes fetal DNA

Women who smoke while pregnant may harm their babies by chemically altering the DNA of the developing fetus, a major study including more than 6,000 women and children found Thursday.

US health officials tell lawmakers Zika funding is urgent

US health officials laid out details of their battle plan against the Zika virus for lawmakers on Tuesday, saying that more than $1.8 billion in new emergency funds is needed to protect pregnant American women by the summer mosquito season.

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction
Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.