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CVS has a far cheaper competitor to the $600 EpiPen, but there’s a trick to getting it

Last summer, drug company Mylan shocked EpiPen users and parents of children who might need the life-saving device when it announced the EpiPen would cost over $600, a 300% increase since 2009.<p>Thanks to a recent price-cut to $109.99 for a two-pack, CVS is now home to the cheapest EpiPen alternative …

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Blood Test Offers An Amazing View Of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cells

Last month, the FDA gave breakthrough status to a drug, Lynparza (olaparib, AstraZeneca), for treating some forms of metastatic prostate cancer. This means the agency will expedite review and possible approval of this new kind of therapy, a PARP inhibitor for men with advanced, refractory prostate …

British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos

British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator.<p>The Francis Crick Institute could begin the controversial experiments as early as March after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light this morning.<p>The …

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Care for some lab-grown bacon with your synthetic eggs?

Helen Sessions/Alamy<p>A synthetic egg product is about to go on sale at Tesco. It will be Britain’s first taste of high-tech food, a multimillion dollar business that is sweeping the US and encompasses everything from lab-grown meat to total food replacements.<p><i>by Nisha Lilia Diu, Saturday 27 June …

Anti-GM protesters don't understand how science works

Protesters cheering the collapse of a £1m genetically-modified wheat trial seem too dim to realise that progress requires failure<p>Back in 2012, a group of clueless protesters tried to disrupt a trial of genetically-modified wheat, which was taking place in a field in Hertfordshire. The trial was the …

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

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