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Did they really do that?

By | September 7, 2007

Four decades ago, a group of scientists actually thought it was a good idea to give an elephant LSD

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UK approves hybrid embryos

By | September 5, 2007

Public voices support for the controversial research technique

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A Nobel art form

By | August 31, 2007

Roger Guillemin, now interim president of the Salk Institute, helped invent neuroendocrinology before exploring the world of electronic painting

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Antibiotics share killing mechanism

By | August 31, 2007

Three distinct classes of antibiotics kill bacterial cells with reactive oxygen species

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NIH genetic database "a good start"

By | August 31, 2007

New rules for sharing genome-wide association data will spur collaboration, but may complicate publication and subject consent, researchers say

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Bacterial genes jump to host

By | August 30, 2007

Frequent lateral gene transfer from bacteria to their host organisms may be a mechanism for hosts' evolution

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MicroRNAs in early patterning

By | August 29, 2007

Two microRNAs help establish basic body plan

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Ancient microbes repair DNA

By | August 27, 2007

Bacteria trapped in permafrost breathe and repair their DNA for more than half a million years

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Questioned findings confirmed

By | August 27, 2007

The results of three papers by University of Wisconsin researcher appear valid, but possible grant fraud unresolved

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The book of life

By | August 24, 2007

The words we use to describe genetics matter, according to the author of a new book - for instance, "genetic code" should really be "genetic cipher"

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