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A pair of studies from Stephen Arnon at California Department of Public Health and his colleagues in the Journal of Infectious Diseases report on a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum isolated from an infant. This strain, the researchers write, produces botulinum toxins type B as well as a new toxin they dubbed type H.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

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