NASA to Conduct Twin Astronaut Studies

March 7, 2014 10:56 PM

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NASA to Conduct Twin Astronaut Studies

The physics behind spaceflight are well understood, but what exactly being in orbit does to the human body is still being uncovered. To help out with this research NASA today announced that it now has plans to study the physiological effects of microgravity using twins.

The agency’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research has selected 10 “short-term” studies for the unique program. The studies will look at the molecular, genetic, and other effects of space travel. The studies come out of 10 different research institutions in seven states w...

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