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With production of experimental treatments slow-going, rapid diagnostic testing could be the best bet for containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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Can an Experimental Therapy Be Used to Treat Ebola?

A look at the experimental therapy used to treat two Americans who were infected with Ebola.

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Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.

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A Look Back At 9/11 In ‘I Heard The Sirens Scream’

A Pulitzer Prize winning science writer gives her account of the days after 9/11.

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