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Although the practice of storing data within the building blocks of life as we know it is far from a flawless science, it does have a lot going for it. DNA storage also holds the promise of being sort of a lingua franca for any future advanced civilization on planet Earth. "We're still years away from a commercially-viable product, but our early tests with Twist demonstrate that in the future we'll be able to substantially increase the density and durability of data storage", said Carmean.
  • Three more Zika cases in Florida, including 5th pregnant patient

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    Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the enthusiasm they've seen in response to Zika underscores the urgency of the situation. "With federal support, state and local leaders and their community partners will develop a comprehensive action plan to fight Zika in their communities".
  • President Obama shortens prison sentences for 61 drug offenders

    President Obama shortens prison sentences for 61 drug offenders

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    The White House says more than one-third of the inmates were serving life sentences . Brittany K. Byrd, who has represented clients who had their sentences commuted by Obama in the past, said Wednesday's announcement is a sign Obama "is committed to restoring the sense of fairness at the heart of our justice system".
  • Premature Births from Smog Cost Us $4.3b

    Premature Births from Smog Cost Us $4.3b

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    Trasande, along with NYU colleagues Patrick Malecha and Teresa Attina, took data on air pollution from the Environmental Protection Agency and data on preterm births from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Air pollution leads to 16,000 premature births in the United States each year, leading to billions of dollars in economic costs, according to new research .
  • Actress Patty Duke dies at 69

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    Mitchell Stubbs , her representative, said that she'd died from a ruptured intestine. Patty is survived by her husband of 30 years Michael Pearce and her three children, Sean, Mackenzie and Kevin. By then Duke was looking to transition into an adult actress and accepted the role of Neely O'Hara in the much-anticipated film adaptation of the torrid best-selling novel Valley of the Dolls.
  • Wisconsin Host Challenges Trump on Heidi Cruz Attack

    Wisconsin Host Challenges Trump on Heidi Cruz Attack

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    Tweeted Ron Nehring, national spokesman for the Cruz campaign: " Maybe your time is better spent reading rules than sending hate-tweets". The tweet was apparently in retaliation to an anti-Trump group's use of the billionaire's wife, Melania , in an ad that Cruz has since disavowed.
  • Jessica Lowndes and John Lovitz Are Dating, Please Enjoy Your Confusion

    Jessica Lowndes and John Lovitz Are Dating, Please Enjoy Your Confusion

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    In another image, posted on Friday, Lowndes can be seen wearing the exact same outfit - thick black glasses, navy sweater vest and blue and white-striped button down - she's wearing in the picture that Lovitz posted on Sunday. "I'm just really excited to be able to finally share this secret with you guys". If you don't know who Lowndes is, you're not alone. Then there was the video apparently taken by her mystery man of her waking up in the morning.
  • Donald Trump threatens Ted Cruz's wife

    Donald Trump threatens Ted Cruz's wife

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    Trump-Donald, not Melania-responded, of course, via Twitter with an insinuation that Heidi Cruz, Ted's wife, had a secret that he would let out. Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have come under sharp criticism from senior American officials for their "dangerous" statements on national security which they believe will be disastrous for the USA and the world.
  • Trump vs. Cruz Is Turning Into a Bare-Knuckled Bar Fight

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    Before the Melania-Heidi abomination was shared, an anti-Trump super PAC released its own sexist meme featuring the former supermodel posing nude. Trump issued a statement on the Enquirer article, saying he had "absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it and have not, as yet, read it".
  • Ted Cruz Blames Donald Trump for 'Garbage' Story Published by National Enquirer

    Ted Cruz Blames Donald Trump for 'Garbage' Story Published by National Enquirer

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    Cruz singled out the only named source in the tabloid's story, former Trump political adviser and longtime GOP operative Roger Stone, who was quoted as saying, "where there is smoke there is fire". "It's categorically false. You should be ashamed for spreading this smut". Cruz also was angry at Trump for retweeting an unflattering image of his wife alongside a glamor photo of Melania Trump, telling reporters in Wisconsin on Thursday that his opponent was a "sniveling coward" and warning him ...
  • Trump vs. Cruz: war of the wives

    Trump vs. Cruz: war of the wives

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    So, we are not anxious in the least. Trump threatened Cruz Tuesday after the anti-Trump super PAC,  Make America Awesome , released an attack ad featuring a racy image of the billionaire's wife, Melania, from her former modeling days. "We have run our campaign with the principles that Ted and I believe in", she said. "It reveals a lot about character, a lot about class that Donald's instinct is to try to attack my wife and sully her, and you know that should be beneath Donald, but you ...
  • Watchdog group finds lead in popular brands of chocolate

    Watchdog group finds lead in popular brands of chocolate

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    However, chocolate companies said the FDA monitors food for cadmium and lead, and said the products are safe to eat. Even chocolates from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods were also found to contain the heavy metals. As for cadmium, it was found in seven chocolates including: Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight and Dove Dark Chocolate.  Consumer health watchdog As You Sow has found toxic metal in popular Easter chocolates.
  • Actor and comedian Garry Shandling has died at 66

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    Shandling also created "The Larry Sanders Show", and was a prolific host, helming the Grammy's in 1990, 1993 and 1994, and the Emmys in 2000 and 2004. A day after his unexpected death, PEOPLE has learned that  Garry Shandling  collapsed as he called for help. "We spent - this was a week I was supposed to spend with my wife and kids - I spent the entire week with Gary Shandling".
  • Microsoft announces Facebook integration into its Health app

    Microsoft announces Facebook integration into its Health app

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    The new social component added by Microsoft is exclusively for Band users. Users will now be able to compare their stats with those of their Facebook friends. "We hope the friendly competition will keep you motivated and decrease the chances of hitting that snooze button or missing a workout..." When you're particularly proud of an awesome workout or a great night's sleep, remember that you can share your run, bike, or sleep summaries on social media.
  • Texas man's execution appeal rejected

    Texas man's execution appeal rejected

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    He then said: "This is wrong what's happening". "This is not a capital case; it never was a capital case; I had never meant to do anything". He continued talking until he lost consciousness, his eyes shutting behind his black-rimmed glasses.
  • More brands to recall tuna

    More brands to recall tuna

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    Accordingly, the possible health risk has something to do with process deviations that happened in a packing facility, which Bumble Bee explicitly provides to be not within their operations. For more information, call the company at 1-866-600-26811-866-600-2681 FREE FREE. Other products are manufactured at the same facility, DeBeer said, but an internal investigation determined no other products were affected.
  • United Nations suspends Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador

    United Nations suspends Sharapova as Goodwill Ambassador

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    After gating proven positive at dope test Russian tennis handsome was band from Tennis from last March 12. Maria Sharapova , who tested positive for meldonium in January, has had her ambassador role suspended by the United Nations. This went on when I was playing . "If it does come out cleanly, I would say banning her for the rest of year would be enough". Her sponsors Teg Heuer and Nike withdraw their sponsorship from Maria Sharapova after she was banned.
  • National Football League analysts weigh in on Kaepernick: 49ers return unlikely

    National Football League analysts weigh in on Kaepernick: 49ers return unlikely

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    But, so far, the 49ers have done nothing to indicate they're in a rush to unload the disgruntled Kaepernick. Jackson was the Oakland Raiders' head coach in 2011 when the 49ers drafted Kaepernick. A pick that high for a quarterback who just got benched for Blaine Gabbert? John Elway also has a very close relationship with the 49ers GM. The Browns, Jets and Broncos have all expressed interest in acquiring Kaepernick's services - general manager Trent Baalke's price tag is a second-round ...
  • Michigan death after infection linked to Wisconsin outbreak

    Michigan death after infection linked to Wisconsin outbreak

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    Historically, outbreaks of the bacteria haven't reached more than around 10 people, making the outbreak in Wisconsin-and now Michigan-the largest ever recorded. Providers and laboratories should continue to immediately report the isolation of Elizabethkingia to the MDHHS by calling 517-335-8165, and retain available isolates for confirmatory testing by MDHHS BOL and CDC.
  • Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Marriage With Justin Theroux

    Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Marriage With Justin Theroux

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    And while Aniston has adapted to life as a newlywed, she owes much of that to her partner. For Harper's Bazaar's April issue , Jennifer broke down her diet and workout routine in maintaining her ideal physique and ageless skin. The former "Friends" actress no longer feels pressured to take on so many projects, revealing that when she was younger she worked and worked. For me, in my 30s I was just trying to figure it all out.
  • CDC issues prescription pain medication guidelines

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    As the surge in the sales of painkillers is being blamed for the increase in the rates of opiate addiction and death in the USA, a new study suggests that elimination of pain is not the goal of medical treatment. "We strongly support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's issuing guidelines on opioid prescribing", said DHMH Secretary Van Mitchell, in a statement provided to the Carroll County Times .
  • CDC issues new guidelines on opiate prescriptions

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    It also suggests that clinicians be cautious with prescribing opioids and closely monitor any patients who use the drugs, which are often addicting. With 40 people dying every day from prescription opioid overdoses, CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH , said the time to act is now.
  • First generic version of Viagra approved by FDA

    First generic version of Viagra approved by FDA

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    A number of other companies have applied for the rights to manufacture generic Viagra, which loses patent protection in 2020. Teva has been known to produce generic versions of popular branded medicines for different diseases. Pfizer's Viagra costs $25 on the average in the U.S. The cost of Teva's generic Viagra is unavailable as of this writing. More than 18 million men in the United States over age 20 are affected by erectile dysfunction, according to a study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...
  • John Kasich, Donald Trump tied in new poll of Ohio

    John Kasich, Donald Trump tied in new poll of Ohio

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    In fewer than 24 hours, Democrats and Republicans will take to the polls to vote in the Florida primary on Tuesday. The strategy for Romney, who has openly called for defeat of Trump , is to prevent the outspoken New Yorker from winning the majority of the delegates so that the final decision on the nomination is taken at the Cleveland convention in July.
  • Pennsylvania Governor Wolf releases video urging lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana

    Pennsylvania Governor Wolf releases video urging lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana

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    The Medical Cannabis Act would empower a state board to license growers, dispensers and processors. Senate Bill 3 would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for more than a dozen different medical conditions. Patients could receive marijuana in pill, oil or vapor form. Wolf said he has "urged action" on legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Marijuana could only be grown in indoor, secure facilities within the state.
  • 5 killed in ambush-style Pennsylvania shooting

    5 killed in ambush-style Pennsylvania shooting

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    One gunman armed with a 40-calibre handgun shepherded victims from the home's yard on Wednesday evening toward an alley where a second gunman armed with "an AK-47 type" rifle shot them in the head, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr said.
  • Colts want to celebrate Peyton Manning's career

    Colts want to celebrate Peyton Manning's career

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    Manning thanked the people of his hometown of New Orleans; his alma mater, the University of Tennessee; the Indianapolis Colts; the Denver Broncos; and his family. Manning refused to let anything dampen his big day, declining to address in detail a recent rehashing of a sexual harassment claim from his days at Tennessee.