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Week in Review: August 24–28

By | August 28, 2015

Effects of fish oil, lard on the gut microbiome and inflammation; toward understanding intercellular mitochondrial transfer; epigenome engineering; shorter titles garner more citations?

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Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations

By | August 27, 2015

Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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Week in Review: August 17–21

By | August 21, 2015

Synthetic DNA–based MERS vax shows promise; fake peer review on scores of papers; gut microbes and an autoimmune eye disease; “Informed Consent” theater review

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Week in Review: August 10–14

By | August 14, 2015

Irisin in human blood; engineered yeast produce opioids; Lyme disease–causing bacteria persist in vitro; understanding the malaria-cancer link

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Yeast Genome Doubling

By | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.

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Week in Review: August 3–7

By | August 7, 2015

Copy number variants in humans; chemical-only approach turns skin cells into neurons; courts rule on retraction, a nutrition researcher’s libel suit, and more

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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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image: Book Excerpt from <em>Life on the Edge</em>

Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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