December 8, 2017

Venezuela’s Chronic Shortages Give Rise to ‘Medical Flea Markets’

(Reuters) – Venezuela’s critical medicine shortage has spurred “medical flea markets,” where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables.  The crisis-wrought Latin American nation is heaving under worsening scarcity of drugs, as … Read More

December 8, 2017

DNA Has Gone Digital–What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

(The Conversation) – The ease of accessing genetic information online has democratized science, enabling amateur scientists in community laboratories to tackle challenges like developing affordable insulin. But the line between physical DNA sequences and their digital representation is becoming increasingly blurry. … Read More

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