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image-final-croppedThis month’s roundup features stories on bogus cancer cures, the history of opiates, funding of embryo DNA modification, myths of big pharma, new vaccination deliveries, and how Yellowstone National Park relates to biotechnology!

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  1. Covered California Votes to Cap What Patients Pay for Pricey Drugs,” by April Dembosky, Shots, NPR, May 22, 2015
  2. Debunking the Five Big Myths about ‘Big Pharma’,” by John Lechleiter, Forbes, May 19, 2015
  3. How Yellowstone Revolutionized Biotechnology,” by Alex. B. Berezow, Real Clear Science, May 11, 2015
  4. Big Pharma and a Public University Started a Company to Cure HIV,” by Virginia Hughes, BuzzFeed News, May 10, 2015
  5. How the American Opiate Epidemic Was Started by One Pharmaceutical Company,” by Mike Mariani, Pacific Standard, March 4, 2015
  6. Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be a Shot,” by Poncie Rutsch, Goats and Soda, NPR, May 3, 2015
  7. Making Biotechnology Interactive with Games, Remote-control Labs,” by Tom Abate, Stanford Medicine News Center, May 1, 2015
  8. U.S. ‘Will Not Fund Research for Modifying Embryo DNA‘,” by James Gallagher, BBC News, April 30, 2015
  9. ‘Wellness Guru’ Belle Gibson Lied about Having Brain Cancer, Profited from Lying about Bogus Cancer Cures,” by Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing, April 22, 2015
  10. Swallow This ‘Password’ Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices,” by Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur, February 3, 2014