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Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.

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Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Proteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.

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2017 Salary Survey Now Open

By | March 16, 2017

Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

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CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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Toward Removing a Toxin from Corn

By | March 10, 2017

By targeting a gene encoding an enzyme involved in aflatoxin synthesis, researchers report the production of maize with undetectable levels of the fungal metabolite.

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Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

By | March 9, 2017

Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch. 

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Terabytes of Government Data Copied

By | March 8, 2017

The latest stats on volunteers’ efforts in recent months to preserve environmental information generated by federal science agencies

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Hormone Released by Bone Suppresses Appetite

By | March 8, 2017

A protein secreted by osteoblasts crosses the blood-brain barrier to regulate hunger in mice.

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