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MPs on all sides fear the new deal would whittle away more of Britain's rights to make decisions.
A very distant cloud would look as it did when the universe was in its infancy, before waves of star formation had had a chance to whittle away at the deuterium.
He suggests that, being a surface protein, the antibody's target site might be the first in a cascade of reactions that eventually whittle away beta cells.