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Speaking of Science 2015

By | December 31, 2015

A year’s worth of noteworthy quotes

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Year in Review: Spotlight on Ancient DNA

By | December 30, 2015

Several studies using centuries-old genetic material graced the pages of life-science journals in 2015. Here’s a look at a few of the researchers and papers that made headlines this year.

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Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils

By | December 29, 2015

A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  

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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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2015’s Most-Viewed Images of the Day

By | December 29, 2015

The best of The Scientist’s popular daily photo posts

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Best of Multimedia 2015

By | December 29, 2015

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

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New Species Abound

By | December 28, 2015

A look at some of the species newly described in the last 12 months

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Top Technical Advances 2015

By | December 24, 2015

The Scientist’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR

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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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Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs

By | December 21, 2015

The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.

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