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Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Editing Human Genes

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Electrical Field May Speed Wound Healing By Encouraging Cell Regeneration

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Tracing Your Family's Roots May Soon Get A Lot More Expensive

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Why An Agile Anchovy Isn't Able To Escape A Ponderous Whale

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Children play around trees downed by Cyclone Idai at the Guara Guara resettlement site in Mozambique, where thousands of people are still living more than nine months after the storm. NicholeSobecki/VII for NPR hide caption

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Mozambique Is Racing To Adapt To Climate Change. The Weather Is Winning

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The first-ever image of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it. EHT Collaboration hide caption

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The Year In Science News

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The Rich History Of Aluminum

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Victoria Gray, who has sickle cell disease, volunteered for one of the most anticipated medical experiments in decades: the first attempt to use the gene-editing technique CRISPR to treat a genetic disorder in the United States. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Young Mississippi Woman's Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment

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