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Genetic Nondiscrimination in Canada

By | March 9, 2017

Canada’s parliament is set for a final vote on a proposed genetic nondiscrimination act.

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“Buena vista” hypothesis suggests that changes in the sizes of eyes, rather than a shift from fins to limbs, led fish to transition to land more than 300 million years ago.  

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Scents left behind by bumblebees may help them remember recently visited flowers. 

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The Endangered Species Act has been under fire since January, as states' attorneys general and US Congress alike have attempted to weaken it.

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Prominent Epigeneticist Dies

By | March 8, 2017

The National Cancer Institute’s Amar Klar uncovered many of the intricacies of gene silencing and other heritable epigenetic alterations.

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Revised Immigration Order Still Affects Scientists

By | March 7, 2017

Despite several changes in the Trump administration’s new immigration ban, scientists continue to voice concerns about the executive order.  

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“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies

By | March 6, 2017

Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.

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If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the CDC could see a 12.4 percent budget cut.

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Woolly Mammoths Without Winter Coats?

By | March 6, 2017

The last living mammoths likely had sparse coats, digestive issues, and trouble attracting mates, researchers report.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Los Angeles

By | March 3, 2017

A conversation with graduate student Alex Bradley

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