Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague
Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. The Chinese news agency Xinhua said Tuesday that 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities determined they had come in contact with a man who had died of the plague July 16.
CDC Chief Considers Independent Overseer for Pathogens
Safety lapses at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may spur the agency’s director Tom Frieden to consider the creation of an independent group to regulate research on dangerous pathogens.
Schizophrenia's roots tied to complex web of genetic switches
A decade-long effort by hundreds of scientists worldwide has uncovered 128 genes involved in the brain disorder schizophrenia, findings that point to new research avenues while suggesting a cure may not be achievable with a single treatment.