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Scientists replicate extinct DNA from a frog’s frozen tissue

Scientific advances continue to amaze in the field of cloning. A group of researchers from Newcastle (UK) and Sydney have managed to “return to life” the genome of a frog, the Rheobatrachus silus, which became extinct in 1983. The achievement was completed through the manipulation of amphibian tissues that were kept frozen since 1970.

Anthrax Vaccine to be tested on Children

A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them.

Baby Girl Dies Hours After Getting 5 Vaccinations

On February 21, 2013, a one month-old baby girl died after receiving her first vaccinations. Baby Ayushi Gupta died at the Maltibai Hospital, Thane, West Mumbai in India just hours after receiving her vaccinations for Hepatitis B, DPT (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus) and oral pulse polio drops.

Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.

Bee Venom Kills HIV, experiments find

Discovery could lead to topical gel to prevent HIV transmission

What would new Autism diagnosis mean for your Autistic child?

Changes in the new DSM 5 for the criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could mean a high percentage of children currently diagnosed with autism, as per the DSM 4, could lose their diagnosis. Professionals are worried that the change in criteria will put many autistic children at considerable risk.

Centers for Disease Control warns about threat posed by new, unknown virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential infections from a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has now sickened 14 people and killed 8.

Study: Moderate link between processed meat consumption and early death

Everything in moderation is good, right? How about when the moderate adjective is given to the chance of death at an early age?

Cancer cells cause Mayhem in your Genetic Code

Scientists from Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Institute at the University College of London, have discovered that cancer literally creates chaos in the genetic code which is what allows it to multiply. The finding was published in the Journal Nature.

Scientist claims it is possible to reverse extinction

The statement makes many Jurassic Park fans rub their hands. According to scientist Stewart Brand, colleagues are attempting to reassemble the genome of extinct animals and other beings in order bring them back to life.

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