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Why this COVID-19 spike is different: Current U.S. mutated version much more infectious than first wave virus but no more deadly

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[A new COVID-19] mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any ...
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Not all children are safe from COVID-19: Mysterious childhood illness similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory to thousands of doctors across the country [May ...
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Coronavirus immunotherapy could arrive by early summer. Is ‘record time’ fast enough?

Blood-plasma-based cures aren’t just the stuff of movies. There’s plenty of science to back the idea that blood products from ...
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Could a virus be causing mysterious ‘polio-like’ disease affecting children?

Researchers say they have strong new evidence that a virus is involved in a rare and puzzling polio-like condition that ...
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Pink-fleshed GMO pineapple coming to your dinner table

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A strain of pineapple genetically engineered to be pink instead of yellow got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and ...

White House asks scientists to hold off on editing the human genome

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Scientists should hold off on experiments that could permanently alter people's DNA and pass the changes along to future generations, ...

Could genetically engineered cattle hold Ebola cure?

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On a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a herd of cloned, genetically engineered cattle are busy incubating antibodies against ...

Rare genetic disorder causes severe impairment in siblings, but also conveys super immunity

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A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ...

Biological clocks in our cells may make some more prone to cancer

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Every cell in your body has a little clock ticking away in it, researchers report. And while most of you ...

Gene for age-related memory loss

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The forgetfulness that comes with age may be reversible, researchers reported on Wednesday. They found the brain cells involved in ...

Five most common mental illnesses may share genetic root

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The following is an excerpt. The biggest study yet into genetics and mental health has come up with a stunning ...

Gene therapy cures siblings of “bubble boy” syndrome

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Abbygail Ainslie was born perfect in July 2011. She weighed nine pounds and the genetic tests that have become standard ...
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