BREAKING NEWS: AP Source: Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dead at 78


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Feds, Family Reach Deal On Use Of DNA Information From Baltimore Woman

About 60 years ago, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital removed cancer cells from a poor, black patient named Henrietta Lacks without telling her. Those cells eventually led to many life-saving medical treatments.


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Smithsonian To Preserve Great Barrier Reef Cells

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is helping to build a frozen repository of living coral cells from the Great Barrier Reef that could restore a species in the future.



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