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The Sum of Our Parts

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

High-Flying Ducks

Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.

Outbreak Observatory

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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Some genetically engineered mice harbor unwanted mutations that hitchhike alongside desired modifications, affecting experimental outcomes.

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Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection

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Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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Behavior Brief

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A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Evolution of Kin Discrimination

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A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Authorities report three cases of Ebola in Liberia, which was declared free of the virus in May.

Kennewick Man and the first Native Americans; new nosology; comparing dog and owner mouth microbiomes

Scientists use 3-D printing and computer modeling to demonstrate the advantages of the seahorse’s non-cylindrical tail.

The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.

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July 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.

Travel to Bangladesh to meet the Bedey, a band of river nomads, and their trained macaques, which perform shows and seldom transmit a monkey virus to their handlers.

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Lonza to Expand the Availability of the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System.

High Performance Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

AMSBIO has launched a new range of human exosomes.

“Fast liquid transfer down to picoliter levels with Tecan’s D300e”

Redefines the Limits of Protein and Small Molecule Quantitation and Characterization.

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Featured Comment

Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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