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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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Similar Data, Different Conclusions

By | February 23, 2016

By tweaking certain conditions of a long-running experiment on E. coli, scientists found that some bacteria could be prompted to express a mutant phenotype sooner, without the “generation of new genetic information.” The resulting debate—whether the data support evolutionary theory—is more about semantics than science.

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Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

By | February 17, 2016

What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 

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In Situ Antibodies

By | February 2, 2016

Compared with systemic injections, localized antibody therapies may be more effective for some indications.

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“Heroes of CRISPR” Disputed

By | January 19, 2016

Critics have harsh words for the Broad Institute’s Eric Lander and Cell over a recent perspective piece describing the history of CRISPR.

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Year in Review: Biggest Life Science Stories of 2015

By | December 31, 2015

CRISPR; lymphatic vessels in mammalian brain; opioid synthesized from yeast; blockbuster biopharma mergers and acquisitions; more

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Credit for CRISPR: A Conversation with George Church

By | December 29, 2015

The media frenzy over the gene-editing technique highlights shortcomings in how journalists and award committees portray contributions to scientific discoveries.

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The Top 10 Retractions of 2015

By | December 23, 2015

A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

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Year in Review: Hot Topics

By | December 21, 2015

In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.

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Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms

By | December 16, 2015

As researchers work to improve the precision gene-editing technology, the community discusses the best way to use it.

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