A Way Around

Messenger RNAs are once again capturing the attention of pharmaceutical companies as a class of drugs, writes Susan Young at MIT's Technology Review. In the past, mRNAs had garnered interest, but then had been abandoned as they can also set off an immune response.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

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