In exchange for an annual lump sum, German libraries, universities, and research institutes completed a nationwide agreement with the three largest scientific publishers making papers by German authors free to read around the world, while giving researchers in Germany access to all of the publishers’ online content

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He wants to give it away for free. A Harvard scientist thinks he’s reached a new milestone: a genetic test that help identify people who are at high risk of heart attacks. Can he convince doctors to use it?

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Promotional material prepared for the event bears the logos of the company and the Ravens with the message: “Purple and Black are in your genes — now find out what else is.” Orig3n is offering — for free — a test of four genes. These include the ACTN3 gene, which the firm says can yield information on whether a person “is likely to have enhanced performance in power and sprint activities or is considered normal.”

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Global health authorities on Tuesday declared the Americas free of endemic measles, the first region to be so certified. The hemisphere’s last case of endemic measles — meaning one that did not spring from an imported strain — was in 2002

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