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A Google platform will allow hospitals and universities to upload human genomes to the cloud. Image by Wikimedia user Webridge It turns out that a human genome — the complete set of genetic material encoded as DNA sequences — is 100...
Inventor John Steinbaugh answers the question: If you could invent something new, what would it be? This week the PBS NewsHour is launching a new series of reports on inventions and innovations called “Breakthroughs.” Over the coming months, we...
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says his agency is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as the VA. The agency is struggling to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans...
Immortality isn’t something to be desired when it comes to your body’s cells. Those that continue to divide without ever dying can lead to the development of the most malignant kinds of tumors. Until now, the science behind cell immortality has been...
Photo by Hill Street Studios/Blend Images via Getty. Tuesday may not have been a good day for the president’s economic record, but the month before the election was a good one for the economy. October saw payroll gains of 214,000, while the...
Photo courtesy Kiddy Citny Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his friends,...