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Perspective | The debate about Washington’s greatest athlete is over: It’s Katie Ledecky

Perspective | The debate about Washington’s greatest athlete is over: It’s Katie Ledecky

Placeholder while article actions load One of the fallbacks for radio hosts when the local teams aren’t performing well — which is almost always nowadays — is to raise this question: “Who is the greatest athlete to represent the Washington area?” or, as the pundits now like to call it, “the DMV.” It is a …

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As monkeypox threat grows, scientists debate best vaccine strategy

In 1959, German microbiologist Anton Mayr took a strain of vaccinia, a poxvirus used to inoculate against smallpox, and started to grow it in cells taken from chicken embryos. After several years of transferring the strain to fresh cells every few days, the virus had changed so much it could no longer reproduce in most …

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