How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Philadelphia could become the first U.S. city to offer opioid users a place to inject drugs under medical supervision. But lawyers for the Trump administration are trying to block the effort, citing a 1980s-era law known as “the crackhouse statute.”

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In fact, a number said they have seen a decline in immigrant families using preventive health care services for their children since the Trump administration published its proposed “public charge” update last fall — even when the children are U.S. citizens and are not subject to the rule

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Allison Snow writes, “When I first learned about Mice Against Ticks, I was shocked but also intrigued… The outcome of this radical intervention might influence how society views the acceptability of altering the genes of other animals, and perhaps even our own.”

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Kevin Esvelt of MIT writes, “The epidemic of Lyme disease is an ecological problem of our own making: We have inadvertently altered our environment to maximize the number of infected ticks. The question today is whether we should consider altering the genomes of wild animals to undo that mistake.”

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Should we get rid of them? The pesky insect is the deadliest animal in human history

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An epidemic of African Swine Fever is sweeping through China’s hog farms, and the effects are rippling across the globe, because China is a superpower of pork. Half of the world’s pigs live in China — or at least they did before the epidemic began a year ago

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But new insights are at last accumulating

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