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TUMOR THERAPY  A new type of immune therapy with genetically engineered cells, called CAR-T cells, melted away a lymphoma tumor in a patient’s kidney (PET scans of the tumor shown before CAR-T cell therapy, left, and two months after treatment). Chemotherapy had previously failed to shrink the tumor.

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RISKY PUFFS  Many people assume e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. But new animal data suggest vaping may pose immune risks — and possibly behavioral and reproductive risks for the children of women who vape during pregnancy. 

KISSING ANCIENT COUSINS  Interbreeding between Neandertals and early modern humans has left a genetic mark on non-Africans that may affect their health.

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