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An estimated 71 million people are living with the hepatitis C virus, not 130 million to 150 million, as previously believed. Ramon Andrade/Science Source

New report halves the number of people infected with hepatitis C worldwide

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report chops the estimated number of people around the world living with the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus (HCV) in…

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Bill Steiger in January spoke at an event that offered the Trump administration advice about how to prepare for the next pandemic. Georgetown University

Trump recruits controversial Bush-era global health official

William “Bill” Steiger, a global health official under former President George W. Bush who crossed swords with many scientists, is now advising President Donald Trump.…

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A new patent claim and legal maneuvering have enlivened the fight over who controls rights to CRISPR, a genome-editing method. Mopic/Alamy Stock Photo

Europe says University of California deserves broad patent for CRISPR

The European Patent Office (EPO) announced on 23 March its “intention to grant a patent” to the University of California (UC) for its broad-based claims…

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