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Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »

This is Your Brain on March Madness

KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVGetty Images Your team made it to the next round. What could make your brain happier? Well, sex and a national championship, perhaps. But not much else. Here’s what’s going on as you watch March Madness: After selection Sunday Devour all the who-made-it-in reports you can: “Just thinking about the game activates neurons that… Read More »