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    In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

    For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.The experiment was just an exercise in science the embryos were not allowed...

    By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer|

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    Terminally ill Maryland woman now home from Alaska hospital

    BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a terminally ill woman has arrived home in Maryland from Alaska, where she was stuck in a hospital after suffering a respiratory crisis on a cruise ship. WRC-TV reports...

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    California woman sentenced for $1M Jazzercise embezzlement

    VISTA, Calif. (AP) A Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison.The San Diego Union-Tribune says (http://bit.ly/2h3MkWv ) Sherri Potts...

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    FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or...

    By Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer|

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    First 2017 Texas case of local Zika transmission reported

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas health officials have reported what they believe to be the state's first case this year of local Zika virus transmission.A statement Wednesday by the Texas Department of State Health Services says the person hasn't...

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    US dentist who searched for missing WWII soldiers dies in UK

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A dentist from New York who helped a U.S. organization search for American servicemen missing from World War II died after making a final scuba dive to explore a wartime plane wreck site in the English Channel, his dental...

    By Chris Carola, Associated Press|

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    The Latest: Defense attorney says officer 'feels awful'

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):1:10 p.m.An attorney for one of two Omaha police officers facing assault charges in the stun gun-related...

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    2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine made...

    By Margery A. Beck, Associated Press|

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    Illinois woman sentenced to prison in cancer fraud case

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) A western Illinois woman accused of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.Melissa D. Barton, 28, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in October to two counts of...

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  • Business

    Trump administration cuts short anti-teen pregnancy grants

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs deemed ineffective by President Donald Trump's administration will lose more than $200 million in funding following a surprise decision to end five-year grants after only three...

    By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press|

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