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Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble

By | March 27, 2015

A study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous group estimated.

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Week in Review: March 23–27

By | March 27, 2015

Methylation of a key protein; leprosy-causing bacterium sequenced; CDC lab safety report; FDA says GM apples, potatoes “safe”

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Week in Review: March 16–20

By | March 20, 2015

Making homozygous Drosophila mutants with CRISPR; restoring beneficial bacteria in antibiotic-treated mice; skin T-cell survey; cost of doing science in Argentina

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Week in Review: March 9–13

By | March 13, 2015

Modifying mouse memories; mitochondria-disrupting antibiotics; horizontal gene transfer across animals; T cells target dengue; optogenetics without the genetics

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Week in Review: March 2–6

By | March 6, 2015

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

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Oldest Homo Remains Yet Found

By | March 4, 2015

A newly discovered 2.8 million-year-old jawbone is thought to be that of a direct human ancestor.

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A Deathly Pallor

By | March 1, 2015

Global warming could lead to lighter-colored insects with waning immune defenses.

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2015

Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders

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Drunk Monkeys

By | March 1, 2015

UC Berkely biologist Robert Dudley explains his "drunken monkey" hypothesis for how humans developed a taste for alcohol.

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Falling Out of the Family Tree

By | March 1, 2015

A mutation in an ethanol-metabolizing enzyme arose around the time that arboreal primates shifted to a more terrestrial lifestyle, perhaps as an adaptation to eating fermented fruit.

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