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Free admission at Florida State Parks on Friday in honor of Veterans Day

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Take the day off and enjoy Florida’s parks. Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida State Parks will offer free admission at the state’s 174 state parks for all families and visitors Friday in honor of Veterans Day. “This Veterans Day, I encourage all Floridians to take a moment to recognize our many military heroes and thank them for their selfless service,” said Scott in a statement. “I also hope families and visitors will take this opportunity to visit the best state…

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Today on Context Florida: Crispr gene-editing tool, fantasy sports and Camp Murphy WWII memories

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Today on Context Florida: If you pay attention to the news, you’d think Florida, the nation and the world are doomed. But cheer up, says Tom O’Hara. The big story of 2015 is Crispr/Cas9, and it’s very good news. For laymen, the scientists are calling this a “gene-editing tool.” With Crispr (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), scientists have discovered a cheap and efficient way to cut DNA so they can disrupt bad genes and insert good ones. They compare the…

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