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Researchers Identify 18 New Genes Related to Autism

An international effort, including researchers at McGill University, hase announced the discovery of 18 new genes related to autism. These results will accelerate research on the cause and treatment of the disorder and may also be used for screening. “This is a significant increase in the number of genes associated with autism, according to Mayada… Keep Reading

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Judge Rules Google Must Give FBI Email Archived Abroad

A U.S. judge ruled Friday that Google has to comply with an FBI search warrant seeking emails from customers stored on a foreign server, according to Reuters. This runs counter to last year’s ruling in which a federal appeals court said that Microsoft did not have to deliver the data stored on its servers in… Keep Reading

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Remains of Lost Continent Found Under Indian Ocean Island

Deep down in the Indian Ocean, a research team led by the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa says they have found parts of an ancient continent. The lava-covered remains of the continent, dubbed “Mauritia”, were found beneath Mauritius. According to the report published this week in Nature Communications, the remnants of crust are a… Keep Reading

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Amazon Continues Fight Against Fake Review Services

This past Friday, Amazon filed lawsuits against five websites for allegedly selling false book and product reviews and ratings on Amazon’s platform – the newest step in its year long campaign to crack down on these services. Amazon has filed three separate lawsuits since April 2016 that targeted over 1,000 alleged false employees. A number… Keep Reading

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