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Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

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Honorary researcher, Debbie Kennett (UCL Life Sciences), welcomes the building of a large, global DNA database for genealogy purposes as a DNA test on its own doesn't tell you anything at all. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' (from 18 mins, 10 secs)

The truth about HIV

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A documentary about HIV features Professor Deenan Pillay and Professor Greg Towers (UCL Infection & Immunity) discussing the latest research, Dr Sheena McCormack (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) discussing the preventative measure, PrEP, and is presented by Dr Chris van Tulleken, a PhD student in Professor Towers' lab. Watch: BBC One 'The Truth About...'

Number of pensioners who need care to rise by quarter

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Article about research involving Professor Eric Brunner (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) on a study which has found that 2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 - largely because of the significant rise in dementia-related disability. Read: The Times (£),  More: The GuardianThe Telegraph, The Sun

A major study about the state of masculinity just launched

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Dr John Barry (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is leading a study of values and well-being among British men. Read: The Telegraph

Risking it all in a last-ditch search for Australia’s lost tiger

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Jack Ashby (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) comments on whether there's any hope for a search for the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, which is considered to have been extinct since 1936. Read: New Scientist

Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

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Dr Raffaele Ferrari (UCL Institute of Neurology) writes about a study identifying genes that seem to be linked to human intelligence. Read: The Conversation

Why do so few women invest?

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on gender differences in investing habits. Read: The Telegraph

Living in cities 'puts teens at greater risk of psychotic experiences'

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Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry) comments on research into how risk of psychosis among adolescents varies depending on where they live. Read: The Guardian

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