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Heritability of Attractiveness to Mosquitoes

Heritability of Attractiveness to Mosquitoes
Source: PLoS ONE

Female mosquitoes display preferences for certain individuals over others, which is determined by differences in volatile chemicals produced by the human body and detected by mosquitoes.

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Science

Worst peer review. Ever.

Twitter (and the rest of the internet) has exploded with outrage at a recent sexist peer review in which the (female) authors were told that they should “…find one or two male biologists to work with (or at least obtain internal peer review from, but better yet as active co-authors), in order to serve as a possible check against interpretations that may sometimes be drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically based assumptions.” 372 more words

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Early Menopause in U.S. Women

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Early Menopause in U.S. Women
Source: PLoS ONE

Objective
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) adversely affect human health. Our objective was to determine the association of EDC exposure with earlier age of menopause.

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Environment