We recently tracked viral evolution in four cancer patients who had flu infections lasting several months… By sequencing viruses from different times during the infection and comparing their genomes, we were able to identify new mutations and track their fates.

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Lurking in the background are scores of ordinary people who do a much better job of predicting the future than the so-called experts.

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The pioneer biochemist feels a responsibility to weigh in on ethical debates about gene editing.

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China is setting up agricultural centres across Africa, but in Zambia – where the majority of farmers are female smallholders – few women get the chance to learn

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Advocacy groups have challenged an especially egregious ag-gag law designed to keep the public in the dark about industrial animal farming operations.

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“Young people may be dying because they are not getting the treatment they need,” said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who wrote an editorial published with the study Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Planet Earth is a vast place, with humans scattered all over it. But how we’re distributed is far from even. About half of the planet’s 7.5 billion people live in just seven countries

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It’s a standard sign at many convenience and grocery stores around the country, usually posted near the prepared food line and aimed at customers paying by Electronic Benefits Transfer, the debit card for food stamps

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