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Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria with a neutrophil, a type of white blood cell involved in defense against bacterial infections. K. pneumoniae is one of several bacteria that can cause pneumonia (lung inflammation). It causes a severe form that can be a complication of chronic lung diseases. K. pneumoniae is also a multidrug-resistant bacterium that can cause severe hospital-acquired infections.

Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease

A man in China who, after eating high-carbohydrate or sugary meals, became so intoxicated that he blacked out, has led researchers to discover strains of…

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He Jiankui presented a slide at a Hong Kong, China, genome-editing summit that showed DNA sequences from the edited CCR5 genes in the twin girls.   NATIONAL ACADEMIES/FLICKR (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Did CRISPR help—or harm—the first-ever gene-edited babies?

This story, one in a series, was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Since the gene-edited babies known as Lulu and Nana became international news in…

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