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Gene editing could lead to a vaccine for arthritis

Right now, arthritis treatment tends to be an all-or-nothing proposition: the drugs you take affect your entire body, causing havoc with your immune system and leaving you prone to infections. But how do you narrow the treatment to just those areas where you feel pain? Genetics, apparently. …

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In Mexico, an Epidemic of Fuel Thefts Becomes a Crisis

SAN SALVADOR HUIXCOLOTLA, Mexico — Some of the day’s first customers pull into the produce market at dawn, but not with fruit and vegetables on their minds. They’re looking for cheap, stolen gasoline.<p>On the edge of the market, dozens of vendors have set up shop, with stacks of five-gallon …

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Hong Kong charges pro-independence activists over China protest

Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching who were disqualified over swearing-in ceremony incident charged with unlawful assembly<p>Hong Kong police have charged two former pro-independence politicians over scuffles in the legislature, amid a widening crackdown on dissenting voices in the former British …

New card allows users to use Amex anywhere - without paying surcharge

A new payment card that allows consumers to use American Express without a surcharge and avoid foreign exchange transaction fees when spending abroad has launched following a $2m (£1.4m) funding round.<p>"There has to be one holy grail solution... Apple Pay has potential, but people's behaviour is to …