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Botulism bacteria, or Clostridium botulinum, grow in poorly preserved canned foods, especially meat and fish. The microbe's toxin could be lethal as a bioweapon. Dr. Phil Luton/Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Who's Protecting Whom From Deadly Toxin?

Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.

Botulism bacteria, or Clostridium botulinum, grow in poorly preserved canned foods, especially meat and fish. The microbe's toxin could be lethal as a bioweapon. Dr. Phil Luton/Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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Who's Protecting Whom From Deadly Toxin?

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Who's Protecting Whom From Deadly Toxin?

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A minke whale photographed in Antarctica last year. The minke, smallest of the baleen whales, turned out to be the mysterious "bio-duck." Tony Beck/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way

Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'

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Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'

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Laverne Cox plays Sophia on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black, one of several current shows exploring the lives of transgender characters. Paul Schiraldi/Netflix hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

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On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

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President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo on Wednesday. At Sukiyabashi Jiro, people pay a minimum of $300 for 20 pieces of sushi chosen by the patron, Jiro Ono. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

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Tourists walk past a poster of Pope John Paul II on April 13 in Rome. Gregorio Brogia/AP hide caption

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2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

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The shadow of One57 looms large over Central Park in New York City. Courtesy photo hide caption

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Architecture

New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

4 min

New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

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