People look at homes and businesses destroyed during Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in the Rockaway section of Queens, N.Y. Spencer Plat/Getty Images hide caption

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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats

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A Dare County utility worker checks on conditions along a flooded Ride Lane in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Science Of Why Sandy Is Such A Dangerous Storm

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Radiation therapist Jean Etienne holds a range compensator, which shapes the depth to which the proton beam enters a patient's body to target a tumor. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost

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An image of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University removing the nucleus from the mother's cell before it's inserted into the donor's egg cell. Courtesty of Oregon Health & Science University hide caption

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Geneticists Breach Ethical Taboo By Changing Genes Across Generations

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Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Freezing Eggs To Make Babies Later Moves Toward Mainstream

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Cloning and Stem Cell Discoveries Earn Nobel in Medicine

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Nobel Season Kicks Off With Medicine Prize

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Scientists Use Stem Cells To Create Eggs In Mice

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Each of these mouse pups was born from an egg scientists created using embryonic stem cells. It's possible the technology could change future treatment for human infertility. Katsuhiko Hayashi hide caption

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Scientists Create Fertile Eggs From Mouse Stem Cells

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The Proton Semiconductor Sequencer from Ion Torrent Systems Inc. is a new DNA sequencing machine designed to sequence the entire human genome in about eight hours for $1,000. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Open 'Pandora's Box'?

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Sara Terry and her son, Christian, in Spring, Texas. After sequencing Christian's genome, doctors were able to diagnose him with a Noonan-like syndrome. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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Doctors Sift Through Patients' Genomes To Solve Medical Mysteries

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Surgeons transplant a kidney in 8-year-old Sarah Dickman at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2008. The proposed changes in the transplant list attempt to maximize kidney life in young patients. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Who's Next In Line For A Kidney Transplant? The Answer Is Changing

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Watson, now 84, says sequencing helped explain his past sensitivity to certain drugs. But he didn't want to know everything his sequenced genome revealed about his health future. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hide caption

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Scientists See Upside And Downside Of Sequencing Their Own Genes

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Slides containing DNA sit in a bay waiting to be analyzed by a genome sequencing machine. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Genetic Sequencing Spreads, Excitement, Worries Grow

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Human chromosomes like these contain genes and lots of other genetic material whose function has been a mystery. National Cancer Institute via AP hide caption

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Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome

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