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Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations

By | April 5, 2016

A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.

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Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein

By | April 4, 2016

Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.

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Biological Programming

By | April 1, 2016

A new tool makes programming living cells like writing computer software.

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Mosquito Control, 1945

By | April 1, 2016

Long before Zika’s expected arrival, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were a focus of public health campaigns in the U.S. 

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Colleagues of the surgeon under investigation distance themselves from a 2011 The Lancet study.

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Week in Review: March 28–April 1

By | April 1, 2016

How Zika differs from related viruses; Ebola emergency over; updated US map of Aedes aegypti spread; “vaginal seeding” goes commercial; dying adipocytes release DNA

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New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.

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US Zika Spread Model Updated

By | March 31, 2016

Latest map shows that the mosquito that carries the virus may reach more US cities this summer than previously estimated.

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Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach

By | March 31, 2016

Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.

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FDA OKs Zika Test for Blood Donations

By | March 31, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves conditional use of an investigational test for Zika virus.

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