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tenmplate for set 6This month’s roundup features stories on editing DNA in human embryos, expensive insulin, rights of chimps, tumor paint, and even a head transplant!

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  1. Why Is Insulin So Expensive in the U.S.?” by Anders Kelto, Shots, NPR, March 19, 2015
  2. Anglo-Saxon Remedy Kills Hospital Superbug MRSA,” by Clare Wilson, NewScientist, March 30, 2015
  3. Doctors Test Tumor Paint in People,” by Joe Palca, Shots, NPR, April 8, 2015
  4. Russia: Meet Head Transplant Volunteer Valeri Spiridonov,” RuptlyTV, YouTube, April 9, 2015
  5. Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps to Calculate the Speed of Light,” by Adam Cole, The Salt, NPR, April 13, 2015
  6. Researchers Discover Gene that Controls Melting Point of Cocoa Butter,” by Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State News, April 16, 2015
  7. N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights to Two Research Chimps,” by Krishnadev Calamur, The Two-Way, NPR, April 21, 2015
  8. From Big Data to Big Bets on Food Science,” by San Zigmond as told to Cade Metz, Wired, April 21, 2015
  9. Critics Lash Out at Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA in Human Embryos,” by Rob Stein, Shots, NPR, April 23, 2015