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No Bird Flu in These Genetically Modified Chickens

No Bird Flu in These Genetically Modified Chickens

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Here's what we're checking out today:

Giffords: The Associated Press examines brain-injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' "remarkable" recovery, noting that only about 10 percent of people who have been shot in the head survive.

Bird Flu/H5N1: After reading the double-take headline "Scientists Make Chickens," check out Reuters' examination of new, genetically modified (GM) chickens that cannot transmit bird flu infections.

Ear Infections: Parents, brace yourselves: In the long-running debate over the best treatment for childhood ear infections, the pendulum has swung back from "watchful waiting" to antibiotics - at least for kids under 2, Thomas H. Maugh II reports for the Los Angeles Times.

Autism: Disgraced British scientist Andrew Wakefield tries to defend himself against charges that his now-debunked research linking the MMR vaccine to autism was a hoax.  

Health Reform: The Wright on Health blog helpfully excerpts humor columnist Dave Barry's musings on health reform in his year-end review for Slate.

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