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California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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California will ban sit-down restaurants from serving customers plastic straws , starting in 2019.
The law doesn't apply to to-go cups and takeaway drinks.
You can still sip your drink if you sit down, but you'll have to ask for the straw.
Environmentalists say straw bans are just one small way to get people thinking about how to reduce their plastic use.
California restaurant-goers, your days of sipping from a straw are numbered. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: An environmental group is testing giant floating pipes to clean up oceans See...
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A startup that's helping us better understand the microbes that live in and on each of us is now going to start developing drugs based on those bugs

A startup that's helping us better understand the microbes that live in and on each of us is now going to start developing drugs based on those bugs

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Microbiome startup uBiome, best known for its tests that sequence the bugs living in us, is expanding into drug development.
Boosted by $83 million in series C funding, the San Francisco-based startup plans to take the information it's gathered to create therapies that act on the microbiome to treat conditions like cancer and metabolic disorders.
The team has also recruited former Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez to its board and plans to open up a therapeutics headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The bugs that live in our gut might one day soon be used to guide the way we...
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