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Natural Selection Kept Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By | December 29, 2016

Interbreeding with Neanderthals appears to have reintroduced genetic sequences related to innate immunity that had been lost as humans migrated out of Africa. 

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Q&A: What’s Next for PLOS

By | December 27, 2016

A conversation with outgoing Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Marincola

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The Scientist’s Year in Review

By | December 27, 2016

Twelve months of news and features

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Life Science Controversies of 2016

By , , and | December 23, 2016

This year, the developers of CRISPR gene-editing technology argued over patent rights, a researcher fought to unmask anonymous PubPeer commenters, US regulators considered “three-parent” babies, and troubles continued for Theranos.

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Opinion: Aging, Not a Disease

By | December 23, 2016

A response to “Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease” 

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Behavior Brief

By | December 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Those We Lost in 2016

By | December 23, 2016

The scientific community bid farewell to several luminaries this year.

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Exome Study Reveals Novel Disease-Linked Alleles

By | December 22, 2016

By combining whole-exome sequencing data with longitudinal electronic health record information for 50,000 individuals, researchers have identified novel disease associations.

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New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered

By | December 22, 2016

A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.

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Best of Multimedia 2016

By | December 21, 2016

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics, slideshows, and videos

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