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Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken

By | March 19, 2012

The current system by which academics publish their scientific discoveries is a massive waste of money.

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Opinion: On the Gene Patent Debate

By | March 7, 2012

Two key patent cases that no doubt will impact the future of personalized medicine are pending review by the US Supreme Court. What will the Court decide?

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Opinion: A Big Pharma Biotech Fund

By | March 5, 2012

Pharmaceutical companies should deploy cash to fund struggling biotech companies, which could generate much needed new drugs.

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Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?

By | February 27, 2012

Adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.

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Long Live the Y

By | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Opinion: Good, But Not Good Enough

By | February 22, 2012

Funding only outstanding researchers is increasing the gap between good and great labs and forcing some out of science in search of a bigger paycheck.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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Propitious Prions

By | February 15, 2012

Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.

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Cell Change Up

By | February 9, 2012

Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape

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Cancer’s First Step

By | February 8, 2012

A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.

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