The lab animals had more natural microbiomes seeded by wild mice, unlike conventional models that are kept in sterile conditions

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The womb was thought to be sterile, but some scientists argue that it’s where the microbiome begins

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Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a major area for drug-manufacturing plants, causing shortages of many drugs, including cancer and HIV drugs. The storms have also exacerbated the shortage of saline bags that started in 2014. With comments from our Yoram Unguru

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It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the females lay won’t hatch, researchers say

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The company, an arm of Alphabet, is using mosquitoes infected with a sterilizing bacteria to test whether they can stop dengue and Zika

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