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Ann Coulter: Central Park Rapists — Trump was Right

The City of New York released thousands of documents from the 1989 Central Park rape case last week, provoking more weeping and gnashing of teeth over Donald Trump’s full-page ads in four New York newspapers taken out soon after that attack.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse.

Israel Hopes New Database Will Make it Medical Powerhouse

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Wednesday it was launching a domestic digital health database that could make it a global medical powerhouse. The move aims to improve public health worldwide but critics warn it risks compromising personal privacy.

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‘Pheramor’ Dating App Uses DNA to Find ‘True Love’

An upcoming dating app uses your DNA to help you find your “true love,” according to a report. Pheramor, created by 26-year-old geneticist Brittany Barreto, plans to launch in February and reportedly “combines genetic information with data gleaned from social

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UK Grants First License to Make Babies Using DNA From 3 People

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.

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Biorisk: Doomsday Bug, Resistant to Every Drug, Found in L.A.

Los Angeles County Health authorities issued a national biorisk warning on Tuesday after identifying a patient infected with the 100 percent drug-resistant “mcr-1” bacterial pathogen, apparently acquired through international travel.

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World’s First ‘Three-Parent Baby’ is Born

The world’s first “three-parent baby” was born in Mexico using a gene combination technique performed by a New York team, according to a report in New Scientist released Monday.

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Chinese Scientist Plans to Clone a Million Cows per Year

A Chinese company called Boyalife Genomics is planning to open a factory the size of three football fields in Tianjin this year, and what they’ll be manufacturing is… cows. Clone cows. 100,000 of them per year to start, but company founder Xiao-Chun Xu dreams of cranking that production level up to a million per year.

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Experts Say King Tut’s Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister

TEL AVIV – Experts are now saying that Maia, Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s wet nurse, may have actually been his sister Meritaten. Egyptian officials and French Egyptologist Alain Zivie on Sunday unveiled Maia’s tomb to journalists ahead of its public opening next

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Cornyn Holding Hearing on Rape Kit Backlogs; Democrats Complain About Committee Name

When Senate Republicans changed the name of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to the simpler Subcommittee on the Constitution this past January, Democrats pounced, claiming that the name change meant that Republicans did not care about civil rights or human rights. Wednesday, the Subcommittee, led by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), will hold its first official hearing on a human rights issue that should be supported by Democrats: the testing of the nationwide backlog of rape kits.