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Rose Kough and her 6-week-old baby received antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. MISHA FRIEDMAN

Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants

NIGERIA—On a January morning, 12-year-old Yusuf Adamu slumps in his father’s lap, head pressed against his chest. Infected at birth with HIV, he is tiny…

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Yulia Vereschagina packs up anti-HIV drugs at her St. Petersburg home that she shares with others as part of a "reserve pharmacy." MISHA FRIEDMAN

In the face of a misguided response to HIV/AIDS in Russia, these bright stars are taking charge

Status symbol In 2015, Pavel Lobkov, a news anchor on TV Rain, an independent station in Moscow, confronted a predicament unlike any he had faced…

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Screening for Ebola will be particularly difficult at ports in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a major city that has one confirmed case.   BRYAN DENTON/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Despite spread to port city, Congo Ebola outbreak isn’t an international emergency yet, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is still too limited in scope to warrant a Public Health Emergency of…

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Health care workers at Bikoro hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo get sprayed with disinfectant after leaving a quarantined Ebola treatment unit. JOHN BOMPENGO/DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Hoping to head off an epidemic, Congo turns to experimental Ebola vaccine

  The first ever effort to use a vaccine to stop an Ebola outbreak in its initial stages is taking shape in the Democratic Republic…

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A federal appeals court today heard arguments that the U.S. patent office made legal mistakes when reviewing its ruling on CRISPR, the genome editor. ISTOCKPHOTO/NO_LIMIT_PICTURES

Federal appeals court hears CRISPR patent dispute

Here’s a double-negative brain twister with potentially huge financial ramifications and a Nobel Prize resting on the answer: For an invention to be “nonobvious”—and therefore…

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