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Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By | August 17, 2017

A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.

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image: Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By | August 17, 2017

In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.

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image: Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

By | August 17, 2017

Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.

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image: Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

By | August 11, 2017

The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.

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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.

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image: Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

By | July 5, 2017

Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.

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image: Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested

Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested

By | June 28, 2017

Five groups of scientists criticize a widely publicized Nature paper from 2016 suggesting that humans can only live up to 115 years.

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