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UC San Diego Finds Possible Way To Test For Autism

March 9
By City News Service
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An international team of scientists led by UC San Diego has found what they believe is a way to accurately test for autism spectrum disorder in boys as young as 1-2 years old.

California Woman Takes Routine Prenatal Test, Finds Out She Has Cancer

March 5
By David Wagner
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Eunice Lee got more than she signed up for when she took a noninvasive prenatal test made by San Diego-based Sequenom.

Catch A Peek At The 'Mini Moon' Thursday Night

March 5
By KPBS News
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The "mini moon," where the full moon will be the furthest from the Earth, will appear around 11:33 p.m.

San Diego Scientist: Every Medical Pot Study Showed A Benefit To The Patient

March 3
By David Wagner
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"It's completely incongruous that it's sitting in schedule one with other useless, dangerous drugs," says one of the few U.S. scientists who has had the chance to research marijuana in-depth.

ZMapp Trial Launches In Liberia, U.S.

Feb. 27
By David Wagner
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An Ebola drug developed in San Diego has already been used in last-ditch efforts to save lives. Now it will be rigorously studied.

San Diego Scientist's Stem Cell Patent Challenge Stalls At Supreme Court

Feb. 25
By David Wagner
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After nine years, a legal battle on the merits of patenting stem cells has come to an end.

New Prenatal Blood Tests Screen For 'Alien' DNA

Feb. 23
By David Wagner
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Pregnant women have been among the first to benefit from blood tests that analyze "alien" DNA. They've also been the first to deal with the tests' shortcomings.

Chula Vista Woman Signs Up For One-Way Ticket To Mars

Feb. 23
Midday Edition
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Have you ever looked up to the stars and wondered what it would be like to venture out into space or inhabit another planet? A Chula Vista woman may find out. She's one of 100 finalists vying for a one-way trip to Mars to colonize the planet.

San Diego Researchers Discover Colorful New Seadragon Species

Feb. 19
By David Wagner
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The ruby seadragon is only the third known species of seadragon.

Is U.S. Ready For 'Three-Parent' Babies?

Feb. 16
By David Wagner
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Scientists have been developing a twist on in vitro fertilization that could help prevent terrible hereditary diseases. But what could go wrong with a third "parent" in the mix?