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Week in Review: January 11–15

By | January 15, 2016

Toward predicting food allergy; effects of fiber on the gut microbiome; repeated blast exposure affects cerebellum; CRISPR patent “interference”

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Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report

By | January 14, 2016

The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.

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WHO: Ebola Transmissions End in West Africa

By | January 14, 2016

Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have reported no cases for at least 42 days, the World Health Organization announces.

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Who Owns CRISPR, Cont’d

By | January 14, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office declares a patent “interference” and will seek to determine who has rights to the gene-editing technology.

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Traveler Brings Zika Virus Home to U.S.

By | January 14, 2016

Cases of the mosquito-borne infection are on the rise, with most reported in Brazil. The U.S. has confirmed at least two cases to date, including a recent importation into Texas.

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Renowned Microscopist Dies

By | January 14, 2016

Michael Davidson, a microphotographer at Florida State University, has passed away at age 65.

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PubPeer Users Question a Cancer Paper

By | January 13, 2016

A 2012 Cancer Cell paper is under investigation after users of the post-publication peer review website raised questions about the validity of Western blot images.

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Expected Retraction Published

By | January 13, 2016

The repeal of a Molecular Endocrinology paper is the second of three anticipated retractions from a cell biologist.

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Shire to Buy Baxalta for $32 Billion

By | January 12, 2016

The Dublin-based pharma giant is set to acquire Baxalta, an Illinois-based Baxter spinoff, expanding its rare disease drug portfolio.

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image: Study: Melioidosis Underreported

Study: Melioidosis Underreported

By | January 12, 2016

Researchers warn that a poorly understood, life-threatening tropical disease may be killing thousands more people than previously realized.

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