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Balancing amino acids for a longer life

If I say the phrases ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘nutritional balance’ to you, you’d probably think of the pages of quack websites selling untested supplements than the pages of Nature. And yet this week’s issue has a study that actually looks at these issues with scientific rigour. It shows that, at least for fruit flies, eating a…

Revisiting FOXP2 and the origins of language

Today, a new paper published in Nature adds another chapter to the story of FOXP2, a gene with important roles in speech and language. The FOXP2 story is a fascinating tale that I covered in New Scientist last year. It’s one of the pieces I’m proudest of so I’m reprinting it here with kind permission…