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Op-Ed: The book that told the story of those HeLa cells Special

When we think of genetic engineering, biotech industry, it is easy to assume it is something relatively recent as within the last 20 to 30 years. But in a 2010 best-seller, author Rebecca Skloot revealed that such engineering had been done earlier.

Johns Hopkins University in trouble over experiments

Johns Hopkins University is among defendants listed on a lawsuit filed by the surviving participants of controversial experiments conducted in Guatemala during the 1940s.

Henrietta Lack's immortal life: one woman, many medical miracles

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but in the medical community, she is commonly known as HeLa. At 30, Lacks was diagnosed was cervical cancer and died months later, in 1951. Her cells, however, became (and still are) one of the most important medical tools.

Study says 48 women raped every hour in Congo

The ultimate price of war is the destruction of people's spirit. In the Congo, rape is destroying women, children and men in the most brutal way.

First picture of Mercury's surface released by NASA

Officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released early Tuesday morning the very first picture of the surface of the planet Mercury taken by the spacecraft Messenger.

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Drone swarm: A ScanEagle drone  made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu  in mid-flight
Drone swarm: A ScanEagle drone, made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, in mid-flight
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New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise -- a range of youthfu...
New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise -- a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.

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