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World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
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Published in 30-11-2015
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LE BOURGET, France (AP) With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc. Even before the gathering, more than 180 countries pledged to cut or curb their emissions, but scientific ana ...>>
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AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
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Published in 30-11-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes. Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world gather in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human genome editing, sort of a biologi ...>>
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New York state adding $200M more to $2.5B fight against AIDS
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Published in 30-11-2015
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The new funding will expand housing assistance statewide for people with HIV and enhance services at "one-stop" STD clinics in New York City. "New York was once the epicenter of the AIDS crisis, but now we are showing the nation how to fight back and make this epidemic a thing of the past," Cuomo said in a statement detailing the new funding.
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Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach
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Published in 30-11-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers. The news comes just as the holiday shopping season is kicking into gear and kid's smartwatches and tablets made by companies such as VTech are expected to be high on children's wish lists. The affected database doesn' ...>>
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Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US
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Published in 23-11-2015
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Some 45,000 Cubans are expected to move by bus, boat, taxi and on foot from Ecuador and other South and Central American countries to the Texas and California borders this year, afraid that the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba will mean an imminent end to special immigration privileges that date to the opening of the Cold War. The overland exodus has caused a border crisis in ...>>
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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases
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Published in 23-11-2015
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) Two experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more than two months after the country had been declared free of Ebola transmission for a second time, a Liberian health official said Monday. More than 150 people have been identified as potentially at risk ...>>
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Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
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Published in 23-11-2015
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At the University of California-Irvine, molecular biologist Anthony James is developing what he calls "sustainable technologies" rather than killing mosquitoes, instead rendering them unable to infect people. James engineered immune system genes that could spur a mosquito's body to develop antibodies to attack the parasite, so that it couldn't transmit the infection. Enter gene drives ...>>
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Correction: Amazon Trees story
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Published in 23-11-2015
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Study finds thousands of Amazon's tree species under threat WASHINGTON (AP) A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. An international team of 158 scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next ...>>
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FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for new use in kidney cancer
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Published in 23-11-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health regulators have expanded approval of a cancer drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat an advanced form of kidney cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says the injectable-drug, Opdivo, is approved for patients with renal cell carcinoma who have previously tried certain other drugs.
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Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US
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Published in 23-11-2015
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Some 45,000 Cubans are expected to move by bus, boat, taxi and on foot from Ecuador and other South and Central American countries to the Texas and California borders this year, afraid that the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba will mean an imminent end to special immigration privileges that date to the opening of the Cold War. The overland exodus has caused a border crisis in ...>>
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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases
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Published in 23-11-2015
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) Two experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more than two months after the country had been declared free of Ebola transmission for a second time, a Liberian health official said Monday. More than 150 people have been identified as potentially at risk ...>>
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Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
Technology
Published in 23-11-2015
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At the University of California-Irvine, molecular biologist Anthony James is developing what he calls "sustainable technologies" rather than killing mosquitoes, instead rendering them unable to infect people. James engineered immune system genes that could spur a mosquito's body to develop antibodies to attack the parasite, so that it couldn't transmit the infection. Enter gene drives ...>>
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Correction: Amazon Trees story
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Published in 23-11-2015
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Study finds thousands of Amazon's tree species under threat WASHINGTON (AP) A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. An international team of 158 scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next ...>>
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FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for new use in kidney cancer
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Published in 23-11-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health regulators have expanded approval of a cancer drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat an advanced form of kidney cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says the injectable-drug, Opdivo, is approved for patients with renal cell carcinoma who have previously tried certain other drugs.
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Space station suffers short circuit, power system degraded
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Published in 16-11-2015
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[...] though, a replacement part must be delivered via rocket. NASA's other commercial supplier, Orbital ATK, is on track to make a station shipment in just over two weeks following a one-year hiatus caused by its own launch explosion. Orbital remains grounded at Wallops Island, Virginia, scene of the October 2014 accident, but is relying on another rocket maker to deliver the goods from Ca ...>>
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