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Medical device companies in the US are benefiting from a suspension of a tax on their revenue, NPR reports. According to the Congressional Research Service, medical device companies paid some $2.4 billion in taxes in 2014. However, the tax has been suspended for two years.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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