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Tanya Lewis
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Assistant News Editor at Scientific American
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Here's an interesting and heartwarming program that pairs veterans suffering from PTSD with service dogs. By training the dogs, the vets learn the skills to reintegrate into society, relying less on medications and other conventional treatments:
http://www.livescience.com/44911-service-dogs-help-traumatized-veterans.html 
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Following in the footsteps of Craig Venter's synthetic bacterial chromosome, scientists have now created a completely synthetic eukaryote chromosome (from yeast), paving the way for biotech advance in medicine, vaccines, and biofuels: SYNTHETIC-YEAST: EMBARGOED for 2pm ET Thurs, 3/27 - For the first time, researchers have synthesized a chromosome from baker's yeast, a step that could lead to new vaccines, medicines and biofuels. LEWIS. FILED. SYN BY 2:15 PM
http://www.livescience.com/44404-first-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-designer-genomes.html
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The nonprofit SpeakYourMind Foundation is developing low-cost assistive technologies to help brain-damaged patients communicate: http://www.livescience.com/43412-tech-helps-brain-injured-patients-speak.html
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"He stood for something very simple, which was for equality and fairness," - Mandela biographer David James Smith. My take on why Mandela was so beloved: http://www.livescience.com/41738-why-nelson-mandela-was-so-beloved.html
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No one likes to mention it, but the world has a waste problem. As in, garbage and poop. What will happen when the world pop. hits 11 billion in 2100? Check out our series on LiveScience. http://www.livescience.com/41503-11-billion-people-sanitation.html
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This Bionic Man will blow your mind. Featured in a Smithsonian Channel special on Sunday: http://www.livescience.com/40531-the-incredible-bionic-man-gallery.html
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