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Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Newsy (Apr. 17, 2014) The breakthrough could mean a cure for some serious diseases and even the possibility of human cloning, but it's all still a way off. Video provided by Newsy
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Study: E-Cig Vapor Affects Cells Similarly To Tobacco Smoke

Study: E-Cig Vapor Affects Cells Similarly To Tobacco Smoke

Newsy (Apr. 10, 2014) According to a new study, vapor from electronic cigarettes harms human cells in a way that's "strikingly similar" to how cigarette smoke affects them. Video provided by Newsy
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'Breakthrough' Stem Cell Research Might Have Been Fabricated

'Breakthrough' Stem Cell Research Might Have Been Fabricated

Newsy (Apr. 1, 2014) The researchers initially reported a simple process by which stem cells could be created, but others have had trouble replicating the results. Video provided by Newsy
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IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property and Subject to Capital Gains Tax

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property and Subject to Capital Gains Tax

TheStreet (Mar. 28, 2014) The Internal Revenue Service has determined that bitcoin will be treated as property, not currency. In its first big ruling on the virtual currency on Tuesday, the IRS said that bitcoin does not have "legal tender status." As a result of bitcoin being regarded as property, it can be treated as capital assets, governed by the same rules as stocks and bonds. In addition, the IRS said that people who receive wages in bitcoins would also be subject to federal income and payroll taxes. Video provided by TheStreet
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