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  • More Women Choosing Preventive Mastectomies Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Angelina Jolie

    The number of women choosing to have preventive mastectomies has risen by almost 50 percent in recent years, and surveys show they are happy with the decision.

  • Public Doubt on Bird Flu a Ghost of China's Past Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 10:26 PM ET

    China has earned praise from international scientists for its handling of an outbreak of a deadly new bird flu, but a history of public health cover-ups means the Chinese public is harder to win over.

  • China's Bird Flu Outbreak Not Cause for Panic: WHO Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:57 AM ET

    A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is not a cause for panic, the World Health Organization said on Monday, even as the number of people infected rose to 21, with six deaths.

  • CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks with Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple Chairman Art Levinson about a new foundation to offer a $33 million prize for life science research. "We all think our society needs more heroes who are scientists, researchers and engineers," he says.

  • With Group Effort, Japan Suicides Fall to 15-Year Low Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:56 PM ET

    Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates. But last year the number of suicides fell below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years, thanks in part to community efforts. The CSM reports.

  • Eli Lilly will be "very challenged" by the loss of exclusivity on several blockbuster drugs, CEO John Lechleiter told CNBC on Tuesday, but added the company can manage its growth in response.

  • E.T. Tweet Home Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    The National Geographic Channel is preparing to beam tweets into space, in response to the "Wow! signal," a transmission received from space.

  • DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    BGI, based in China, is the world’s largest genomics research institute, with 167 DNA sequencers producing the equivalent of 2,000 human genomes a day, the New York Times reports.

  • Living With Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Scientists have discovered neural pathways that seem to correlate with the kinds of people who deal well with financial risk, but even the very definition of risk gets pulled apart by experts.

  • DSM Chairman and CEO Feike Sijbesma told CNBC he expects the Dutch chemicals firm to perform well in the second half of the year following strong second quarter results which saw a boost in net profit, while revenue fell just shy of the Reuters average forecast.

  • Life Sciences Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET

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