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US crack down on candy and fruit flavored e-cigs like Juul to prevent children from getting addicted

Reuters/Lucas JacksonA sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York. The FDA will announce plans to ban candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes from certain stores to try to stop young people from getting addicted. The flavors will be banned from convenience […]

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CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle

Gene editing has already given us malaria-resistant mosquitoes and heat-resistant cows. Now, researchers from the University of Chicago may have topped both of those feats with their latest creation: Cocaine-resistant mice. Using the CRISPR-based gene-editing platform to modify the DNA of skin cells, researchers Xiaoyang Wu and Ming Xu have been able not only to […]