Posts byAndrew Saintsing

CRISPR Consensus?

Medical researchers have been practicing gene therapy, the transfer of DNA into the genome of a living cell as a treatment for a given disease, since the nineties. These treatments could drastically improve the quality of life of patients afflicted with diseases ranging from genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia to cancer.
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Berkeley keeps the spoonfuls of sugar down

In November 2014, the city of Berkeley passed Measure D, a tax intended to improve the health of Berkeley residents by reducing their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and funding community gardening and nutrition programs. The ordinance levied a cent-per-fluid-ounce tax on distributors, such as stores and restaurants, that buy SSBs from manufacturers and sell them
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