NEW YORK, April 16 – Scientists have successfully identified a coronavirus as the cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the World Health Organization announced today.

A total of 13 laboratories from 10 countries collaborated to satisfy Koch’s postulates, a series of four tests for verifying whether a virus is a causative agent. The tests are: 

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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