Scientists at a Massachusetts company create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

In what could be a game-changer for modern medicine, scientists use gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus. (File photo by Reuters) Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous […]

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Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts admits historical connections to slavery

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (file photo) Harvard University, one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, has publicly acknowledged its connections with slavery in colonial America. At a conference on the relationship between colleges and slavery on Friday, Harvard President Drew Faust said the school must confront its dark past before it can move forward. […]

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Boston, Massachusetts students protest Donald Trump’s ‘harmful policies’

Hundreds of students from Boston high schools and local colleges walked out of class to rally against President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, December 5, 2016. Nearly 300 US students in Boston, Massachusetts, have walked out of classes and marched to the City Hall to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s policy proposals. Holding handwritten signs and shouting […]

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