Longer looks: The ‘making of Obamacare;’ unlocking an autistic son’s secrets; antibiotics and the obesity epidemic

If you walk into a farm-supply store today, you’re likely to find a bag of antibiotic powder that claims to boost the growth of poultry and livestock. That’s because decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds. Manufacturers brag about the miraculous effects of feeding antibiotics to chicks and nursing calves.

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Longer looks: The ‘making of Obamacare;’ unlocking an autistic son’s secrets; antibiotics and the obesity epidemic

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