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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola But At What Cost?

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

5 Things We Learned From New Database Of Payments To Doctors

Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.

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