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Opinion: Beyond the Model

By | November 29, 2011

How next-generation sequencing technologies will drive a new era of research on non-model organisms.

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image: Opinion: Ghost Writing is Fraudulent

Opinion: Ghost Writing is Fraudulent

By | November 2, 2011

A legal remedy is needed to curb unethical “guest authorship” in medical journals.

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Deadly Bat Fungus Nailed Down

By | October 26, 2011

Scientists have made a definitive link between a recently-discovered fungus and a lethal disease wiping out bat populations in eastern North America.

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image: Opinion: The Burden of Borders

Opinion: The Burden of Borders

By | October 17, 2011

US border policy and fences threaten wildlife across the continent.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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Opinion: A New Global Health Agenda

By | October 4, 2011

After a historic UN meeting, global efforts must be coordinated against noncommunicable diseases to thwart the world’s leading causes of death and disability.

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image: Q&A: Overhaul the Funding System

Q&A: Overhaul the Funding System

By | September 28, 2011

Can science step in to find the best ways of allocating money for research?

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image: Opinion: Species Origins DO Matter!

Opinion: Species Origins DO Matter!

By | September 28, 2011

Organisms introduced to new habitats pose a significant threat to the native flora and fauna.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 21, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: Opinion: Animals with Human Material

Opinion: Animals with Human Material

By | September 21, 2011

Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.

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