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Male and Female Brains Wired Differently

By | December 4, 2013

The brains of men contain stronger front-to-rear connections while those of women are better connected from left to right.

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23andMe Now Facing Lawsuit

By | December 4, 2013

Shortly after getting in trouble with the Food and Drug Administration, the personal genetic testing company is slapped with a class action lawsuit.

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Sperm on Lockdown

By | December 4, 2013

In a proof-of-principle study, genetic deletion of two genes renders male mice infertile by preventing sperm transport through the vas deferens.

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Star Scientists Align

By | December 3, 2013

While scientific output has suffered in evolutionary biology departments, individual researchers are churning out more than ever, thanks in part to geographically distant collaborations.

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Where Science and Policy Meet

By | December 2, 2013

Two top 20 lists—from scientists to policy makers and vice versa—aim to bridge gaps in understanding between these groups.

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Inherited Fears

By | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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Chimp Retirement Bill Signed

By | December 2, 2013

The US President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years.

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Lifespan Tied to Pheromones

By | December 2, 2013

In worms and flies, the presence of the opposite sex can reduce longevity.

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Stinky Cheese

By | December 2, 2013

Researchers collaborate to create fermented food products using microbes harvested from some malodorous parts of the human body.

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Industry Funds Limit Freedom: Report

By | November 27, 2013

A report by a Canadian organization finds that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.  

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