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South Korea MERS outbreak unusually widespread, but mutation in DNA not to blame

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An outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has swelled to 95 cases in South Korea. Seven people ...

Why MMR vaccine protects against more infections than intended

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Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles. But something else ...

Can’t blame Big Ag for Nature creating GMO sweet potatoes–happened 8.000 years ago

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The first genetically modified crop wasn't made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable ...

Mom’s genes direct how microbes behave in baby’s gut

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Right after birth, trillions of microbes rush into a baby's gut and start to grow. Most of these critters come ...

Argentinian villagers carry arsenic antidote in their genes

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At high doses, arsenic causes vomiting, convulsions and eventually coma. At low, chronic exposure, the metal causes skin lesions, liver ...
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Global health agencies revise Ebola deaths, will top one half million by January

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Two of the world's top health organizations released predictions Tuesday warning how bad the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could ...

Ebola virus mutating as outbreak spreads accross East Africa

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For the first time, scientists have been able to follow the spread of an Ebola outbreak almost in real time, ...

New virus emerges, genetically related to small pox

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Two herdsmen in the country of Georgia have been infected with a brand-new virus, scientists from the Centers for Disease ...

Most common exposure to microbes and resistance genes? Cash money

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You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs. But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding ...
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Stem-cell line progenitor Henrietta Lacks’ family regains a modicum of genetic privacy

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The NIH granted Henrietta Lacks' family some control over the HeLa stem cell line in deference to privacy concerns ...

Will GE crops help protect Ugandan families against hunger?

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The following is an edited excerpt. While a few states in the U.S. are debating mandatory labels for genetically modified ...

Errors in stem cell cloning paper raise doubts

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The following is an edited excerpt. Biologists at Oregon Health & Science University May 15 that they had cloned human ...