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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

After Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America in 2014, the Twittersphere was abuzz with disparaging (and sometimes erroneous) remarks about her ethnicity and religion. Community attempts to correct such tweets were met with some corrections and apologies.

jury box

Scientists’ ideas are tried by a jury of their peers to determine if their grants get funded. A new study asks whether that jury is really identifying the best of the best.

Mitochondria

HEAVE HO  Mitochondria (blue), energy-producing structures in cells, may get mutations that lead to diseases in people. Researchers have described a new genetic engineering technique that will eliminate mutant mitochondria from eggs and early embryos to prevent mitochondrial diseases from passing from mother to child.

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