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When it Comes to Young Blood, Buyer Beware

In response to reports of companies providing infusions of plasma from young donors to older patients in an effort to combat a variety of aging-related conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Tuesday stating that such procedures have “no proven clinical benefit.”

The Fox in the Time Machine

In 1959, Dmitri Belyaev and a team of Russian biologists set out to create a dog from a fox. Six decades later, the domestication experiment is still going, having outlived even its creator. And after all this time, it is still shaping the way we think about biology and our own evolutionary trajectory.


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