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Trial underway for possible cancer cure

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/07/19, 11:18 am

Doctors have safely administered the first U.S. test of a cancer treatment made using the CRISPR gene-editing tool for human patients. It’s too soon to say whether it will cure the disease, the doctors said Wednesday, but cancer specialists said the results made them hopeful.

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Families wait for U.K. to identify truck victims

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/28/19, 11:27 am

Authorities now suspect the 39 migrants found dead in a refrigerated truck last week in southeastern England are Vietnamese, rather than Chinese. Police in central Vietnam said they have taken forensic samples from residents who believe their family members may be among the victims. About 24 Vietnamese families had reported missing family members as of Sunday.

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White House offers more funding to fight opioids

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/05/19, 12:24 pm

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his administration will allot $1.8 billion to help fight the nation’s opioid crisis. About 130 Americans die every day from opioid-related overdoses.

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