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Zonkey Baby Born In Mexico

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Is it a “Zonkey” or a “Debra”? A  Zonkey (half-donkey half-zebra ) was born on April 21 at the Reynosa Zoo in Mexico. The baby zonkey, named Khumba, is considered special because the chromosomes of donkeys and zebras are not as ...

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FDA Approves 1st HPV Test

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved an alternative papilloma virus test created by Roche Molecular Systems in Pleasanton, California. Known as the Cobas HPV test, this new albeit controversial exam is a DNA-based test for the ...

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Y Chromosome is more important

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The Y chromosome is more important than ever now that two different research teams have discovered the male gene marker has an additional role in the body. According to two studies just published in the journal Nature the Y chromosome ...

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Breast Cancer Drug Deemed Too Expensive

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently urged Swiss drug manufacturer Roche, to look at cutting the cost of Kadcyla a groundbreaking breast cancer drug that the National Health Service or NHS deemed too expensive for routine ...

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Neanderthals And Humans 99.84 Percent Alike

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Neanderthals and humans are 99.84 percent similar. In a new study just published in the online journal Science, researchers report that Neanderthals and prehistoric humans were genetically-speaking 99.84 percent alike. Two researchers from Hebrew University in Jerusalem—Eran Meshorer, stem cell ...

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FDA Rule Could Spike Beer Prices

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A new FDA proposal could raise beer prices. A new proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has thrown both farmers and beer distributors into a panic. Indeed, they are concerned that the FDA could soon create a new ...

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