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#ThisIsOurLane: Doctors tell the NRA why they are experts on the effects of gun violence

The National Rifle Assn. told doctors to butt out of the gun debate. But the physicians who patch up the wounded, inform families of a loved one's violent demise and rehabilitate bodies shattered by gunfire say they will not be backing off any time soon. #ThisIsOurLane, they declare.

Ancient ancestor of the bacteria that causes plague found in 5,000-year-old human remains

In an ancient Swedish grave, scientists have unearthed the oldest known strain of the deadly bacteria responsible for plague. The discovery suggests the bacteria has been wiping out great swaths of the human population for more than 5,000 years, scientists say.

Trump administration threatens future of HIV research hub at UC San Francisco

The Trump administration has thrown into doubt a multimillion-dollar research contract to test new treatments for HIV that relies on fetal tissue — work targeted by antiabortion lawmakers and social conservatives.

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