Hoping to develop a vaccine, a diagnostic, and a therapeutic for anthrax, scientists at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases will begin performing animal experiments within the next few weeks to test the effects of selected Bacillus anthracis proteins on the bacterium's pathogenicity.

The proteins, selected by San Diego-based Diversa, are expressed more in vivo than in vitro by B. anthracis, according to Brian Green, a principal scientist at Diversa.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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