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People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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“Harmless” Oral Microbe Can Enable Pathogen

By | July 13, 2016

By making oxygen more available, a benign bacterium can provide better growth conditions for a virulent one, according to a study.

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Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies

By | July 13, 2016

Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer, has passed away at age 93.

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Considering Gene Editing

By | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk

By | July 12, 2016

People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.

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Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study

By | July 12, 2016

Female physicians working at medical schools in the U.S. make about $51,000 less than their male counterparts on average.

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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

By | July 12, 2016

The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.

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The findings of a longitudinal study in New Zealand lend support to the hygiene hypothesis.

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Wellcome Trust to Launch Open-Access Platform

By | July 10, 2016

Wellcome Open Research will enable immediate publication and transparent peer review.

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Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.

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