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Antiperspirants Affect Armpit Ecosystems

By | February 3, 2016

Wearing antiperspirant can substantially alter a person’s armpit microbiome, scientists show.

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Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.

By | February 2, 2016

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.

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Abbott Acquires Diagnostics Firm

By | February 2, 2016

In a deal worth $5.8 billion, Abbott Laboratories is buying medical test–maker Alere.

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Zika Update

By | February 1, 2016

Link to microcephaly questioned; vaccine timeline expedited; thousands of Zika-exposed pregnancies reported in Colombia

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Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins

By | February 1, 2016

Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.

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Infection-Autism Link Explained?

By | January 31, 2016

A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk. 

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Theranos in Hot Water with CMS

By | January 29, 2016

The blood-testing company must respond to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ allegations of substandard conditions at one of its labs.

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Week in Review: January 25–29

By | January 29, 2016

Improving Zika diagnostics; genetics of schizophrenia; spermatogenesis in mice without Y chromosomes; toward animal-free toxicity testing

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Epigenetics of Obesity

By | January 29, 2016

Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.

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Zika Update

By | January 28, 2016

The virus continues to spread as countries issue pregnancy advisories and drug firms pick up on vaccine development.

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