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Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA

By | November 9, 2016

Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.

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Influential Organic Chemist Dies

By | November 7, 2016

John Roberts, the MIT and Caltech researcher who pioneered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as a tool to elucidate molecular structure, has passed away.

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Mammals May Live Longer In Captivity

By | November 7, 2016

A study on 59 mammalian species in zoos finds that most live longer in captivity than in the wild, although these apparent longevity benefits differ across species.

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Antibody Treatment Lessens Zika’s Effects in Mice

By | November 7, 2016

When given to pregnant rodents, a human antibody against a viral envelope protein reduces fetal infection, scientists show.

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Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List

By | November 7, 2016

Seven newly evaluated substances, including five oncoviruses, have been added to the US National Institutes of Health’s 14th Report on Carcinogens.

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Science Advocate, Climate Change Authority Dies

By | November 7, 2016

Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at age 73.

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Ebola Evolved to Become More Infectious

By | November 7, 2016

A mutation that appeared early in the 2014 outbreak made the virus more infectious in humans, scientists show.

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Week in Review: October 31–November 4

By | November 4, 2016

Electron micrographs in color; assessing scientists’ impacts; smoking-linked mutations across tumor types; convergent evolution of mechanism underlying rodent stripes; suppressor mutations

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Tough Crowd

By | November 4, 2016

Reviewers who are experts in a given field are more likely to deliver harsher critiques of papers that hit close to home, researchers report.

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Mutation vs. Mutation

By | November 3, 2016

Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.

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