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Elevated Measles Risk in Ebola-Stricken Regions

By | March 13, 2015

Decreased vaccination rates could lead to a deadlier measles outbreak, according to a study.

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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.

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Week in Review: March 9–13

By | March 13, 2015

Modifying mouse memories; mitochondria-disrupting antibiotics; horizontal gene transfer across animals; T cells target dengue; optogenetics without the genetics

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23andMe Enters Drug Development

By | March 12, 2015

The personal genomics firm announces plans to make medicines.

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Bird Flu Spreads in China and the U.S.

By | March 12, 2015

China reports new H7N9 bird flu infections in humans while other strains are detected in US commercial turkey farms.

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Will Apple’s ResearchKit Change Science?

By | March 12, 2015

The technology company is launching a new data-sharing platform that it says can make any iPhone user a medical research participant. But the associated ethics are anything but simple.

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Herpes Vax Shows Promise

By | March 12, 2015

A vaccine candidate against herpes simplex virus type 2 provides complete protection against infection in mice, with no evidence of latent virus.

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Self-Drying Skin

By | March 11, 2015

Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions.

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RIKEN Head Leaving Early

By | March 10, 2015

Ryoji Noyori is stepping down from his post as the leader of the premier Japanese research institute before his tenure expires.

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Investigating Irisin

By | March 10, 2015

The discovery of nonspecific antibodies as key components of testing kits used in recent research suggests results touting the discovery of an “exercise hormone” may be invalid, according to a study.

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