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IN WITH THE NEW  One technique to replace faulty mitochondria in egg cells has resulted in the birth of a healthy baby boy. The five-month-old is the first “three-parent baby” born using the spindle nuclear transfer procedure.

grolier codex

GENUINE GODS  A book called the Grolier Codex — long regarded as a fake by some scientists — may be the oldest known manuscript of ancient America. Deities depicted on the book’s 10 surviving pages include a death god with a decapitated captive (left) and a bird/serpent god.

spoon full of sugar

NOT SO SWEET  An influential scientific review published in the 1960s, which downplayed the role of sugar in heart disease, was written by researchers who were paid by the sugar industry.

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