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Australia Loses Science Minister

By | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.

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Consent at Last

By | September 18, 2013

A working group including members of the Lacks family approves the first projects to use the HeLa genome.

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Healthy Lifestyle Lengthens Telomeres?

By | September 18, 2013

Diet, exercise, and stress management may lengthen telomeres, a new study shows, though some scientists are skeptical.

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Point of Impact

By | September 16, 2013

The collision of comets and icy surfaces can spur the formation of amino acids.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Fueling ArXiv’s Future

By | September 16, 2013

More than 170 institutions from 22 countries pledge to support the preprint repository for the next five years.

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CDC Charts Antibiotic Resistance Threat

By | September 16, 2013

The agency estimates that at least 23,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections. 

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Prominent Epidemiologist Dies

By | September 16, 2013

David Barker, the physician-scientist who connected conditions in the womb and just after birth with chronic health problems in adulthood, has passed away at age 75.

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Science with a Sense of Humor

By | September 13, 2013

Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.

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SIV Vaccine Success

By | September 13, 2013

A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine eliminated simian immunodeficiency virus from rhesus macaques, raising hopes of a similarly effective HIV vaccine.

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