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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?

University Of San Diego Education Forum Raises Questions About Technology

Feb. 13
By Matthew Bowler
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Educators did more than check out new technology for the classrooms on Friday — they also discussed where technology belongs in education.

Scripps Health Could Get Federal Grant To Develop Ebola Device

Feb. 13
By City News Service
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A San Diego-based consortium of healthcare and technology organizations has been nominated for a federal grant to develop a wireless device capable of constantly monitoring Ebola patients.

Leading Linguists Lecturing On Language Evolution At UC San Diego

Feb. 12
Midday Edition
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When it comes to language — how often do people stop and think: How did these sounds come to mean anything?

Study: Western United States Headed For Megadrought

Feb. 12
By David Wagner
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Think California's current drought is bad? Just wait for "megadrought."