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AAAS and Science Magazine honor 2015's major scientific discoveries.
A probiotic containing the protective bugs may offer a potential therapy for preventing the disease, researchers say.
In contrast to previous reports, new findings suggest the Ebola virus is not evolving more rapidly during this outbreak than it has in previous, less extensive Ebola outbreaks.
The 99 genomes from patients in Sierra Leone show where the 2014 outbreak originated and how strains of the virus are changing over time.
Despite significant challenges ahead, the U.S. economy leads the world in high-tech manufacturing and technology-infused services, said Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the nonprofit Council on Competitiveness.