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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.
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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.
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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.
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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.
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Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.
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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
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President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.

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