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Sierra Leone Celebrates The End Of The Ebola Outbreak


After a year and a half since the first case was reported in the West African country, Sierra Leone has been declared Ebola free, 42 days after the last case was cleared. The announcement is one further step forward in the fight against the 2014 outbreak.

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Genes from ebola-like virus found in the human genome [Evolution]


The human genome contains fragments of viruses that our species tangled with in our distant evolutionary past. Now new scientific research has isolated some of the viruses that still haunt our genomes, even after millions of years of evolution. In today's Scientific American, Katherine Harmon has a great roundup of new studies of the retrovirus genes that lurks in our own genome, as well as in the genomes of other life forms. More »

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