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Pfizer Scoops Anacor for $5.3 Billion

By | May 17, 2016

The acquisition-hungry pharmaceutical firm is purchasing the California-based eczema gel maker.

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image: Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

By | May 17, 2016

A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.

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image: “Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression

“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression

By | May 17, 2016

Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.

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image: Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing

Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing

By | May 17, 2016

A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.

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Secret Genome Meeting

By | May 16, 2016

A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 

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First US Penis Transplant

By | May 16, 2016

A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.

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image: Further Evidence that Life Might Have Started with RNA

Further Evidence that Life Might Have Started with RNA

By | May 13, 2016

Researchers show how RNA bases could self-assemble in conditions that might resemble Earth’s primordial soup.

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image: National Microbiome Initiative Launched

National Microbiome Initiative Launched

By | May 13, 2016

The White House announces a new effort to study diverse microbial communities around the planet.

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Zika Update

By | May 13, 2016

US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees

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image: Week in Review: May 9–13

Week in Review: May 9–13

By | May 13, 2016

Zika causes microcephaly in mice; studying organoids grown from CRISPR-edited cells; chloroquine combats Zika virus in vitro; narrow-spectrum antibotic spares the microbiome; eukaryotic organism without mitochondria found

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