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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.

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Rapid Ebola Test Approved

By Jef Akst | February 24, 2015

The World Health Organization OKs the first 15-minute Ebola diagnostic test.

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FDA OKs 23andMe Test

By Kerry Grens | February 20, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow the personal genomics company to resume a disease-risk analysis.

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Blocking HIV

By Jef Akst | February 19, 2015

A synthetic antibody prevents infection in four monkeys injected with heavy doses of the virus.

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Tracking the Measles Outbreak

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2015

Genetic tests have not revealed the source of the viral outbreak that started in California’s Disney theme parks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apples

By Jef Akst | February 16, 2015

Apples genetically modified to resist browning can be commercially planted in the U.S., the government ruled last week.

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Finch Findings

By Jenny Rood | February 12, 2015

Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reframed

By Kerry Grens | February 11, 2015

To more accurately reflect the condition, the Institute of Medicine recommends renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.

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Smartphone Diagnostic

By Jef Akst | February 5, 2015

Researchers design a device that attaches to a smartphone to test for diverse infectious diseases from a drop of blood.

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