Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Mind control

Medicine | Researchers say belief and behavior cause changes to the brain
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/10/07, 12:00 am

Believers in God often say God changed their hearts to describe the difference their faith makes in their lives. Scientists are finding evidence that belief changes the brain, too, in real, physical ways.

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After Dolly

Cloning | Ten years since their first success, cloning experts operate in an ethical no man's land
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/20/07, 12:00 am

Charmayne James and her horse, Scamper, won 10 world championships in barrel racing before James retired to focus on her horse-breeding business. In the pre-cloning days, James could not have bred the horse because he was castrated. But cloning gave her access to Scamper's otherwise off-limits, champion genes. For $150,000, the company ViaGen made Clayton, a horse genetically identical to Scamper but able to procreate.

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Paternity test

Medicine | Birth control: Will men remember to take pills?
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/16/06, 12:00 am

The women's lib movement in the 1960s exalted birth control pills for granting women sexual freedom. Forty years later, remembering to take The Pill daily has turned into a new ball-and-chain, and women may soon pass that duty on to men.

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