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Robert C. Green: By sharing their genetic risks, Hemsworth and Jolie raise awareness about testing

Robert C. Green: By sharing their genetic risks, Hemsworth and Jolie raise awareness about testing

When actor Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor, God of Thunder, agreed to host a National Geographic series about extending human lifespans, he didn’t expect to discover his own genetic risk. But that’s what happened when Hemsworth revealed on an episode of “Limitless” that he carries a common change in the APOE gene associated with an increased …

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By Sharing Their Genetic Risks, Hemsworth and Jolie Raise Awareness About Testing, by Robert C. Green

By Sharing Their Genetic Risks, Hemsworth and Jolie Raise Awareness About Testing, by Robert C. Green

Robert C. Green Chicago Tribune When actor Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor, God of Thunder, agreed to host a National Geographic series about extending human lifespans, he didn’t expect to discover his own genetic risk. But that’s what happened when Hemsworth revealed on an episode of “Limitless” that he carries a common change in the APOE …

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New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps better understand risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

About one-third of children born to mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy have at least one abnormality consistent with congenital Zika syndrome in the first few years of life, new research shows. The findings – based on the pooled analysis of 13 studies looking at pediatric outcomes among more than 1,500 Zika virus-affected …

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