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Josh Earnest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he’s calling a precision medicine initiative. The ambitious goal: Scientists will assemble databases [...]

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Volcanic eruption in Tonga creates new island

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island — although one scientist said Wednesday it could soon disappear. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the ocean about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of the capital, Nuku’alofa. Last week it disrupted international air travel to [...]

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Japan cuts whaling target in bid to resume hunt

  TOKYO (AP) — Japan has slashed its whale catch target in the Antarctic by two-thirds in a bid to resume its annual whale hunt, which an international court ruled must stop. The revised program submitted Tuesday to the International Whaling Commission says Japan seeks to catch 333 minke whales each year between 2015 and [...]

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Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

  STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease. But [...]

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BP spill left big oily ‘bathtub ring’ on seafloor

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of [...]

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

  CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press after almost a decade of silence, Ryu Young-joon, one [...]

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

  CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew [...]

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