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image: Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions

Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions


It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.

image: Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

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It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

Marsupials’ genomes show evidence of a rapid evolutionary response to selection imposed by devil facial tumor disease.

Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The virus can be vertically transmitted by female Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes to their offspring, scientists show.

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a legal complaint against the OMICS Group for allegedly engaging in deceptive practices.

The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that all blood collected across the country be tested for the virus.

Current Issue

August 2016

Issue Cover: Human Evolution

Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Scientist to Watch Cullen Buie, MIT researcher, talks about his quest to devise a method for quickly determining the pathogenicity of microbes.

Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of the AIM-9000 infrared microscope.

The New Standard in Microwave Digestion Temperature Measurement

Asynt have introduced the CondenSyn Mini 

AMSBIO has introduced Cultrex® Organoid Progenitor Cells derived from normal, healthy mouse small intestine tissue... 

The Ultravap Levante  is a next generation nitrogen blowdown evaporator.  

INTEGRA announces a new generation version of its popular VOYAGER pipette range...

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