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Scientists use "therapeutic cloning" to fix mitochondrial genes

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched stem cells from the skin of patients with mitochondrial diseases…

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Srebrenica victims to be buried at memorial ceremony

Sarajevo (AFP) – The newly identified remains of 136 people killed in the Srebrenica massacre will be buried at ceremonies next week marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide. "Out…

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Modern Human Possibly Had Neanderthal 'Great-Great-Grandparent'

One of the earliest modern humans in Europe had a surprisingly recent Neanderthal ancestor, revealing the two species likely interbred there, according to a new study. The Neanderthal relative was…

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DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa in a development scientists hope will…

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Rape kits bring answers _ and endings _ for 2 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — For rape victims, the satisfactory news & the horrible news may be identical: "We may be able to identify your rapist." On the one hand, results from…

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Humans Trekked Out of Africa Via Egypt, Study Suggests

The major gateway for modern humans out of Africa may have been Egypt, a new genetic analysis suggests. This finding may assist scientists reconstruct how humans evolved as they wandered…

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'Home-brew' morphine from brewer's yeast now possible – study

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Home-brewing could shortly take on a more dangerous twist: Scientists have engineered brewer's yeast to synthesize opioids such as codeine & morphine from…

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Ancient Wolf DNA Could Solve Dog Origin Mystery

Humans & dogs were constant companions well before our ancestors settled in villages & started growing crops 10,000 years ago, a new study suggests. Genetic evidence from an ancient wolf…

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Quadruple-murder suspect held without bond in Washington

By Lacey Johnson & Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man charged in the deaths of a wealthy Washington businessman, his wife, son & housekeeper was arraigned on Friday &…

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Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family & their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed &…

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