Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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What If Your Child Says, 'I'm In The Wrong Body'?

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People travelling through Philadelphia International Airport Terminal A West Transit Corridor. The airport is the 12th busiest in the world. iStockphoto hide caption

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Philadelphia Practice Flight Helps Autistic Kids Fly

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Experiences in youth shape our health in old age. That's the key lesson from the world's longest-running medical study. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Poked And Prodded For 65 Years, In The Name Of Science

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The War On Cancer Turns 40

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Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why?

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Jake Finkbonner, shown with his father, Donny, and mother, Elsa, nearly died after contracting a flesh-eating bacterium. His family and friends prayed for a miracle, and now the Vatican has declared that his recovery was considered a miracle by the church. Barbara Bradley Hagerty/NPR hide caption

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Vatican Declares Boy's Recovery A 'Miracle'

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Alexandria Johnson got involved with the Anderson Monarchs soccer team when her mother was looking for an affordable way to keep her active. Todd Vachon/WHYY hide caption

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For Black Girls, Lack Of Exercise Heightens Obesity Risk

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Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

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Sharp Rise In Homeless Children, Study Says

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Madeline Mann seen shortly after she was born prematurely in in 1989. Weighing 9.9 ounces at birth, she is now an honors student in psychology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. A. Hayashi, Loyola University Medical Center/AP hide caption

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