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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 04:05 PM CDT

Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US

Oregon Scientists Do First Human Gene Embryo Editing in US

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. The experiment was just an exercise in...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:19 AM CDT

Student Loses 100 Pounds

Student Loses 100 Pounds

Dillon Hinojosa, a student at Lake Worth High School, lost 100 pounds by eating healthy and being dedicated.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:30 PM CDT

Dallas-Based Company at Center of Medical Bill Questions

Dallas-Based Company at Center of Medical Bill Questions

Researchers say more people are seeing surprise medical bills after hospital visits, and a new report points the finger at a North Texas-based medical company.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:05 PM CDT

Traveling Family's RV Develops Leak, Mold Problem

Traveling Family's RV Develops Leak, Mold Problem

Your home is one of the biggest reflections of you and it's typically the most expensive purchase you'll ever make. Just months after making that purchase, one family found out their home was infested with mold....

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:07 PM CDT

What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game

What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game

What can be expected from the health care bill? More debating. Senate leaders are expected to have 20 hours debate before a final vote. When the debate is done, the Senate moves on to what is unofficially called...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 01:52 PM CDT

North Texas Nurse Gets 4 Years in Nearly $375M Fraud

North Texas Nurse Gets 4 Years in Nearly $375M Fraud

A North Texas registered nurse must serve four years in federal prison for her role in what prosecutors call a health care scam with nearly $375 million in false claims.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 06:41 PM CDT

Quick Online Test Tells You If You Have Prediabetes

Quick Online Test Tells You If You Have Prediabetes

More than 100 million people in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, and there is a quick way to find out if you may be at risk.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:27 AM CDT

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported. Researchers from the Hebrew University in...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 08:52 AM CDT

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 08:05 AM CDT

Union Plans Protest of Drug Giant in Irving

Union Plans Protest of Drug Giant in Irving

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will stage a protest outside of the annual shareholders meeting of McKesson, the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor.

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