Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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Google Science Fair Winner Discusses Her Project

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Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS coordinator, says field testing is necessary and urgent to determine if HIV testing-and-treating services are feasible. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Antiviral Drugs Sparkle In The Race To End AIDS

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Laurel Fontaine, 16, (left) and her twin sister Heather. When Laurel was 11 years old, she suffered a stroke that destroyed 80 percent of the left side of her brain. The singing therapy helped her regain the ability to speak. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Speak Again

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The War On Cancer Turns 40

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Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why?

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Watson Pharmaceuticals, a maker of generic drugs, is rolling out generic Lipitor, or atorvastatin, under a deal with Pfizer. Bill Gallery/AP hide caption

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Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

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Unlike the medical examiner's office in New Mexico, which routinely autopsies sudden or violent deaths, most U.S. hospitals perform postmortem examinations only rarely. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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A chimpanzee eats a coconut at the Alamogordo Primate Facility at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., in an undated photo from the National Institutes of Health. A plan to move chimps that had retired to the facility after being subjects of medical experiments sparked controversy and a review of research policies. AP hide caption

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Biomedical Research Using Chimps Curtailed

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