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Henrietta Lacks' Family Finally Gets Say in Genome Research

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August 7, 2013
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After 62 years, the NIH is giving Lacks' family recognition for the genome and cell research gained by studying Henrietta's immortal cells.


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Blueprint of Your DNA Isn't Just for the Sick

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AP (Nov. 18, 2013) — Complete genome sequencing helps treat and diagnose mysterious diseases. But now healthy people have the opportunity to get their DNA mapped. The Medical College of Wisconsin is among the places offering the test. (Nov. 19)
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Obama Says Lacks Sufficient Data to Fast-Track Ebola Drug

Obama Says Lacks Sufficient Data to Fast-Track Ebola Drug

Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 6, 2014) — President Obama said he lacks information to green-light a promising drug to treat the deadly Ebola virus and that initial response should focus on containment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters
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With First Confirmed Case, What Risk Does MERS Pose To U.S.?

With First Confirmed Case, What Risk Does MERS Pose To U.S.?

Newsy (May 6, 2014) — Despite MERS finally making its way to the U.S., health officials say the disease doesn't pose a serious threat. Video provided by Newsy
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