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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of July 1

The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:

Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA: Scientists at Stanford invent a method to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells by using enzymes from bacteria to flip sequences of DNA one direction, then another.

Analysis: The Supreme Court upholds the health reform act (really): Stanford law professor Hank Greely, JD, provides an in-depth legal analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on health care.

Stanford experts respond to Supreme Court’s decision on health law: Stanford faculty members offer their thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to mostly uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.

Stanford economist Victor Fuchs: Affordable Care Act “just a start”: Stanford health economist Victor Fuchs, PhD, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision and explains how there are still many areas of weakness in the U.S. health-care system.

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Genetics
Sex biology redefined: Genes don’t indicate binary sexes

The scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex.
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Nutrition
Intermittent fasting: Fad or science-based diet?

Are the health-benefit claims from intermittent fasting backed up by scientific evidence? John Trepanowski, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center,weighs in.