US scientists successfully correcting a disease-causing gene mutation in a human embryo has sparked concerns over ‘designer babies’. Photo: iStock

Designer babies?

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Neither we nor our cousins the chimps are well-adapted to drinking hard liquor. Photo: Bloomberg

Drunken humans, gorillas and chimps

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Deepika Jauhari, a breast cancer survivor, with her daughter at her house in Noida, near Delhi. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

The breast cancer scare

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