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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.

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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A team of Stanford researchers has investigated several ways to block CRISPR gene editing and have found one that seems to work best.

A team of Stanford researchers has investigated several ways to block CRISPR gene editing and have found one that seems to work best.

Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.

Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.

Fulfilling relationships, no-tech time and forgiveness are the three things this medical student says have made her feel re-energized, focused and happy.

Fulfilling relationships, no-tech time and forgiveness are the three things this medical student says have made her feel re-energized, focused and happy.

New research has confirmed that an antigen in some variants of the flu virus and vaccine can, in rare cases, trigger an autoimmune response leading to narcolepsy.

New research has confirmed that an antigen in some variants of the flu virus and vaccine can, in rare cases, trigger an autoimmune response leading to narcolepsy.

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The benefits of mindfulness — touted as a panacea for a myriad of problems from anxiety to chronic pain —  has come under some debate.

The benefits of mindfulness — touted as a panacea for a myriad of problems from anxiety to chronic pain —  has come under some debate.

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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.

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.

Approximately 10 percent of potential blood donors are turned away because of low iron. Here, a Stanford Blood Center writer offers tips for boosting a person's count.

Approximately 10 percent of potential blood donors are turned away because of low iron. Here, a Stanford Blood Center writer offers tips for boosting a person's count.