Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real money — treating addiction as a disease, not a crime. With comments from our Brendan Saloner

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Chemist Floyd Romesberg, who has created his own unnatural base pairs, biologist Jef Boeke, who is working to create a synthetic yeast genome, and bioethicist Debra Mathews talk about how altered genomes could be used for creating novel medicines and fuels—and whether this is considered a new form of life

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Michael J. Fox on acting with Parkinson’s, taking the wrong roles and staying positive: ‘Until it’s not funny anymore, it is funny.’“ I’d developed a relationship with Parkinson’s,” said Fox, 57, “where I gave the disease its room to do what it needed to do and it left me areas I could still flourish in.”

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Could sustainable diets offer a solution to resource scarcity in an age of climate change, population growth and mounting economic pressures? Our Jessica Fanzo is on the Separate Stories Podcast.

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All U.S. states require most parents to vaccinate their children against some preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, to be able to attend school. Such laws often apply to children in private schools and day care facilities as well as public schools

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Sam Cavaliere, a San Diego tech worker, considers himself in average health, though the 47-year-old admits, “I can always stand to lose a little weight.” Like a lot of iPhone owners, he uses Apple’s Health app to keep track of his weight, his exercise routines and how many steps he takes in a day

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“Tonight another deplorable attack on an Ebola treatment facility has taken place, this time in the city of Butembo,” said Hugues Robert, MSF emergency desk manager, in a news release

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Vernon Madison has dementia and no memory of murdering a police officer

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