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Why scientists can now modify DNA

With a few easy tweaks, scientists can cut-and-paste DNA inside living cells, thanks to a promising new technique that could make possible everything …

Genetics

Genetic testing is taking medicine to an all new extreme

Preventing disease is a standard goal of medicine.<p>But a new technology takes it farther than we normally do by preventing a potential person with a genetic disease from being born at all, George Annas, a bioethicist and health lawyer at Boston University and author of "Genomic Messages," tells …

Genetics

New documentary ‘An Open Secret’ exposes Hollywood man-boy pedophile ring

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media reports that <b>An Open Secret, a new explosive documentary on Hollywood pedophiles</b> opened on Friday night, July 3, …

Forget EL James, let’s have some real dirty fiction

As Grey smashes UK sales records, Scarlett Thomas reveals a lifelong love of dirty books, and asks whether female writers who focus on sex are taken seriously<p>I have always enjoyed a really dirty book. As a child, I loved the sensual thrill you could get from reading – before I was old enough for …

Books

Celgene bet $1 billion that this biotech's science can cure deadly cancers

Celgene is making a billion dollar bet on game-changing science.<p>On Tuesday, the biotech ponied up $1 billion to gain access to innovative cancer …

Biotechnology

The supreme court is right: Confederate flag license plates aren't free speech

Justices find that First Amendment protections do not extend to having racist imagery on offer by the state of Texas<p>Most states, including some very conservative ones, prefer not to give their endorsement to white supremacist symbols – though there are notable exceptions, like South Carolina, that …

Rights & Freedoms

Church killings ignite furor anew over S.C. Capitol’s Confederate flag

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nestled in a sea of flowers at the solemn memorial outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston is a handwritten message to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: “Take the flag down. It hurts us.”<p>The continued presence of a Confederate flag on the …

South Carolina

Manhunt for jailbird killers shifts after possible sighting

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. — The search for two convicted killers in New York shifted after possible sightings in the southern part of the state, 350 miles …

FBI: Blacks most often targeted in hate crimes

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR:</b><p>Wednesday’s massacre draws attention to the estimated 260,000 suspected hate crimes that happened in …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Literature

Recent Advances in Stem Cell Research

Lecture | June 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building<p>Speaker: David Schaffer, UC Berkeley<p>Speaker/Performer: Kevin …

A True Crime Breakdown of The New York Prison Break

Forget what we know (which isn’t much) about David Sweat’s and Richard Matt’s daring prison break. What are some alternate scenarios?<p>On June 6th, …

Prison Breaks
African-American News