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Cautiously Optimistic

While Americans generally think that technological changes will make people's lives better, there are a few near-term advances that make people wary, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Council.

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About two-thirds of proposals to work with select agents are denied — though most proposals that come in don't meet the definition of a restricted experiment, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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