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Gay Men Still Unable To Donate Blood One Year After Pulse

Jun 16, 2017
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It’s been about a year since a gunman killed 49 people in Orlando’s Pulse Night Club – a popular spot among members of the lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender community. After the incident, people lined up to give blood, and gay men pushed for the right to help their friends. Twelve months later, a Food and Drug administration rule preventing sexually active gay men from giving blood still stands.

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Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry believes his genetically modified mosquitos will slow the spread of Zika. Now he’s calling for public support.

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A genetically engineered mosquito could stop the Zika virus from spreading. 

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The “Right To Try Act” is set to go into effect next month. Governor Rick Scott recently approved the measure allowing terminally ill patients to have easier access to experimental drugs that don’t yet have full federal approval.

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Among the measures that did not die over the budget impasse between the House and Senate is a bill making it easier for terminally ill patients to have access to experimental drugs.