AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.


California gunman's wife found dead; death toll climbs to 5

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five.

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  • Written by By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate panel moves ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer Wednesday as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press