Inching Toward De-Extinction

September 11, 2018

Can CRISPR Resurrect Passenger Pigeons?

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African swine fever (ASF), a deadly virus in pigs and wild boar, continues to spread in China and will almost certainly wreak havoc in other countries in Asia soon. That’s the somber conclusion from a meeting of animal health experts organized by the United Nations’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bangkok late last week

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A man is suing a cryonics firm for allegedly not respecting his late father’s wishes—or contract—to have his entire body cryogenically preserved. Instead, the firm severed and stored the man’s head, sending his cremated remains to his son

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Matt Arteaga, 51, is one of about 500 people who got sick this summer in an outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads. The cause was a parasite, cyclospora

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The Trump administration has announced further cuts in aid to the Palestinians — this time, cutting money to cover cancer treatments and other critical care for Palestinians at Jerusalem hospitals

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Banana was code for human bones, on one archaeological dig where I’ve worked. We were excavating a cemetery, several thousand years old, and had permits from the appropriate authorities. However, certain religious groups in the area had a history of protesting any destruction of burials, so we kept our work discrete

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Procedures live on even after they’ve been proved ineffective. It can lead to harms and wasted resources

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One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years, omitting his financial ties from dozens of research articles in prestigious publications like The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet

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