- Making News: More Insurgent Attacks and Bloodshed in Iraq
There-ve been more bombings today in Iraq, and the death toll is rising since the new government was sworn in. Today's death toll is up to 64. US officials say attacks are up to 70 every day from an average of 30 to 40 earlier this year. Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor says that the cumulative death toll of 400 roughly equals that of the World Trade Center attack in February, 1993.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mutant Mice Injected with Human Cells
In ancient Greece, the mythical chimera had a lion's head and serpent's tail on a goat-s body. Today, so-called chimeras including human elements have been used in laboratories for some time, even though human cloning has been declared illegal and the US patent office has rejected an application to combine humans and chimpanzees, Dr. Ramesh Akkina of the SCID-hu Mouse Core at Colorado State University in Fort Collins has more.
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