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New fungal hiding places

By | June 23, 2011

Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.

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Failed vaccine trial raises questions

By | June 23, 2011

In contrast to yesterday’s news about the success of an HPV vaccine program in Australia, an Indian trial of the vaccine is stoking unfounded fear among the public and exposing some questionable ethical standards.

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Spit test predicts age

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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Criminal genes

By | June 22, 2011

Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.

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HPV vaccine shows promise

By | June 22, 2011

An HPV vaccination program in Australia appears to have resulted in a drop in cervical lesions among young women.

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Open and growing

By | June 22, 2011

Almost two decades since open access began, the upward trend in free journal publishing continues.

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Chimp panel biased towards research?

By | June 21, 2011

Humane Society accuses a panel tasked with deciding the fate of retired chimpanzees of monkey business.

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Animal-grown transplant organs?

By | June 21, 2011

Chimeric mice harboring organs from rats suggest that engineered animals may one day grow human tissues for transplant.

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UK scraps nationality DNA-testing

By | June 20, 2011

The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.

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DOE science funding at risk

By | June 20, 2011

The US government's energy research efforts may be hobbled by budget cuts.

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