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On Tuesday, shareholders at the agribusiness giant approved the $66 billion deal with the European pharmaceutical firm.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow

By | December 13, 2016

The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.

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Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats

By | December 13, 2016

When glutamate neurons are inactivated in rats, the rodents are still capable of REM sleep—but they lose the sleep paralysis unique to REM.

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Why Can’t Macaques Talk Like Humans?

By | December 13, 2016

Anatomical analysis suggests monkeys possess all the hardware for human-like speech, they just lack the neurological capacity to use it.

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New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case

By | December 12, 2016

Documents suggest Feng Zhang started working on CRISPR before Jennifer Doudna’s group published; researchers call for CRISPR technology to be shared openly

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Week in Review: December 5–9

By | December 12, 2016

Anonymity prevails in PubPeer litigation; USPTO hears CRISPR IP arguments; critical incident reporting for preclinical research; brain waves and Alzheimer’s disease; Breakthrough Prizes

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Zika May Cause Hearing, Vision Problems, Case Studies Report

By | December 12, 2016

Three patients experienced temporary, partial hearing loss while another saw sporadic flashes of light, indicating that Zika may have unexpected side effects. 

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Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

By | December 12, 2016

The first-of-its-kind sample includes both vertebral segments and feathers.

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Elsevier’s Answer to the Impact Factor

By | December 9, 2016

“CiteScore,” which ranks twice as many journals compared with publications assigned impact factors, makes its debut during a contentious time for journal metrics.

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IUCN Declares Giraffes Vulnerable to Extinction

By | December 9, 2016

The iconic mammals have been declining in number for decades and could face extinction if conservation measures are not enacted.

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