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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 infamously prefer to display the Confederate flag on state property. On Thursday, appropriately enough, a slim …

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

By Abby Phillip<p>Abby Phillip<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

A True Crime Breakdown of The New York Prison Break

On June 6th, murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., and …

Crime

FBI reviews purported US church attacker's manifesto

Authorities investigating fatal shooting at black church looking into hate-filled manifesto that appeared on a website.<p>Authorities investigating the fatal shootings at a black church in the United States are looking into a racist manifesto, apparently written by the 21-year-old suspect.<p>The FBI said …

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