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Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?

Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand?

Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand? Pioneering Gene Therapy Freed Her of Sickle Cell. Is a Cure at Hand? In January, his doctor, Alexis Thompson of Northwestern University, told him he no longer had sickle cell disease. It is strange, Mr. Hubbard said, to think he has a future. “I am becoming more …

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John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’

John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’

John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’ John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’ NEW DELHI — John Kerry, the United States envoy for climate change, said Monday that postponing a major United Nations summit on global warming set for November in Scotland would be a “huge, huge mistake.” “The show must …

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A New Company With a Wild Mission: Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A New Company With a Wild Mission: Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A New Company With a Wild Mission: Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth A New Company With a Wild Mission: Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth At the time, researchers were learning how to reconstruct the genomes of extinct species based on fragments of DNA retrieved from fossils. It became possible to pinpoint the genetic differences that set ancient species apart from …

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Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be? Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be? When asked for comment, both the E.P.A. and Department of Energy referred questions to the White House, which did not respond. The concerns underscore the difficulty of cleaning up an industry that …

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Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines Leng Vong Reiff had just received her second dose of a Covid vaccine and thought guiltily of her two young, unvaccinated sons. So she began banging away at her keyboard. Like countless parents across the nation, she was searching for …

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Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes The handwritten doctor’s order was just eight words long, but it solved a problem for Dundee Manor, a nursing home in rural South Carolina struggling to handle a new resident with severe dementia. David Blakeney, 63, was restless and agitated. …

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Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look

Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look

Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look Butterflies seem gentle as they flutter from plant to plant. But some may be more murderous than you imagine. Naturalists recently witnessed several species of milkweed butterfly harassing, subduing and subsequently feeding on milkweed caterpillars, presumably to get their fill of toxic alkaloids inside …

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How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explode

How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explode

How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explode How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explode It would be reasonable to hear the term “volcanic bomb” and presuppose that such an object tends to explode. But a specific type of volcanic bomb rarely lives up to the second half of its name: …

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ADN y suerte: la fórmula para reunir a una elefanta huérfana y su mamá

Reuniting an Orphan Elephant and Her Mom, Perhaps, With DNA and Luck

ADN y suerte: la fórmula para reunir a una elefanta huérfana y su mamá ADN y suerte: la fórmula para reunir a una elefanta huérfana y su mamá Cuando los habitantes de la aldea la encontraron, la elefanta estaba sola y deshidratada. Era septiembre de 2017 y este mamífero que deambulaba sin su madre cerca de Boromo, en Burkina Faso, …

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Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls The most common methods of suicide among youth are hanging, strangulation and suffocation, which is reflected in this study as well, Dr. Sheftall said. Earlier examinations of suicide methodology have suggested that females are more likely to attempt suicide using less lethal …

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