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A rich scientific harvest is in: Long, complex bread wheat genome is finally sequenced

Scientists have created the first fully annotated sequence of the massive bread wheat genome, a feat they hope will eventually reduce the risk of food scarcity. The new genome will help breeders improve the nutritional value and disease resistance of the world's most widely grown crop.

FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of EpiPen on Thursday, a move that will bring new competition for the lifesaving allergy injection that helped spark public furor over high drug prices.

Fentanyl drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017 — about 200 a day — CDC estimates

Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That works out to about 200 drug overdose deaths every day, or one every eight minutes.

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