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A fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon. 

A US government website for collecting reports of side effects associated with vaccines is broken. Why has no one noticed?

Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.

Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Clinical medicine and biosciences are among the UK disciplines that receive the most EU funding.

Breaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.  

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.

According to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.

Current Issue

May 2017

Issue Cover: Rapid Evolution

The proteasome’s ability to target and degrade specific proteins is proving useful to researchers studying protein function or developing treatments for diseases.

Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.

From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.

The scientific community struggles to define the duties of collaborators in assuring the integrity of published research.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Watch Komodo dragons bring down a buffalo.

May Profilee Ben Barres of Stanford University discusses how understanding the basic biology of myelination could help patients with multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Presents its latest generation of patented cooling module for Precellys® Evolution homogenizers: the Cryolys® Evolution.

New Stem Cell Collection Center to meet the growing demand of its products.

VIAFLO 96 multichannel electronic pipette has been adopted by Neoteryx LLC

Today announced it has launched a new version of its Gyrolab™ Protein A Kit.

Providing a flexible tool for development and optimization of sandwich ELISA assays.

New Thermo Scientific blood cell washer enhances reliability, ease of use and sample safety  

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