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Mmmm, Test-Tube Hamburgers

Feb 20, 2012
Here's a new Frankenfood twist on classic cuisine: A team of scientists in the Netherlands are this close to producing a hamburger made of meat generated from stem cells. Soon, we will be able to enjoy the delicious taste of test-tube hamburgers and other prime laboratory-grade delicacies (but at a price).

Is Obesity Contagious?: Round Two

Aug 21, 2007
It's beginning to look like there's nowhere to hide from the often-referenced "obesity epidemic." First came the news this month that friends may cause each others' waistlines to expand, and now there's a new study out that links excess weight, in certain cases, to a common cold-inducing virus, adenovirus-36.

Bush Sinks Stem Cell Bill

Jun 21, 2007
President Bush has once again exercised his executive veto privilege, nixing a bill that proposed fewer limits on stem cell research. This latest move brings the president's overall veto total to three -- two related to stem cell legislation and one shooting down a proposed time line to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.