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bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here’s the best of the bunch. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch. Read more ›

Amazing Medical Conditions: Maple Syrup Urine Disorder

If you were to be diagnosed  with the condition known as maple syrup urine disease you may think that you’ve hit the medical jackpot: All the free maple syrup you can drink at your disposal almost anytime. But you would

Mirror Dystonia: All Together Now

I learned of a new disorder the other day, via a tweet from SYSK listener (@SteveNovak), called mirror dystonia. Since researching the mirror neurons episode, I’ve become aware of just how much of a role mirror neurons play in allowing

Heterochromia Iridum: Hey that’s far out!

It’s apparently rocker week here at the SYSK blog. First was Jim Morrison, now it’s Bowie’s turn. Quigley’s Cabinet has a cool post on heterochromia iridum, the condition of having a pair of eyes with two differently colored irises. The

Epigenetics and PTSD: Nature and Nurture Working in Conjunction to Give you Flashbacks

It seems pretty sensible that the Columbia University epidemiologists conducting a recent study on biological markers of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder would travel to Detroit to find their sample population. Again, to quickly find 100 participants suffering from PTSD for their

Study Finds Kids with Williams Syndrome Very Friendly; That’s About It

There’s a point to publishing negative scientific findings, Ars Technica’s John Timmer pointed out recently. Without them, other researchers’ time and effort may be wasted. Part of the reason for sharing data is not just to shed light on new

Personal Genome for 1,000 Bucks or Less Coming; Same for Brave New World

There is a race afoot among blue chip IBM and a number of smaller start-ups to reach the $1,000 mark for sequencing individual DNA. Ever since the Human Genome Project completed its work in 2001, the quest to read a

Dysmorphology and The Perfect Face

One can imagine my dismay upon realizing recently that I may not have developed correctly in the womb. After my glasses disintegrated on Sunday I opted for contacts, since they’re cheaper. Everything was going swimmingly until I took a good

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