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Speciation and development of new traits may not always go hand-in-hand.

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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director

By | February 10, 2017

The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Week in Review: February 6–10

By | February 10, 2017

Two potential Science Advisors to the President talk federal funding, climate change research, science marches, and more; a conversation with Iranian-American geneticist Pardis Sabeti; standards for teaching evolution in Texas could change; bioengineers debut a stomach acid–powered ingestible sensor; toward killing cancer with bacteria; ecDNA and tumor evolution

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A conversation with public health expert Lynn Goldman, a former assistant administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency

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image: Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017

Science Policy Recap: February 9, 2017

By | February 9, 2017

While the executive order on immigration continues to affect scientists, a coalition of public interest groups is suing the Trump administration, alleging that the president’s executive order on regulations “exceeds [his] constitutional authority.”

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A New Species of Gecko Defensively Sheds Its Scales

By | February 9, 2017

Geckolepis megalepis escapes its predators by rapidly detaching its fish-like scales.

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Newest Life Science Additions to the Dictionary

By | February 8, 2017

Need help explaining CRISPR, epigenome, or rock snot? The Merriam-Webster dictionary has you covered.

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Study: Male Contraceptive Prevents Pregnancy in Monkeys

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers injected a non-hormonal hydrogel contraceptive into 16 male rhesus monkeys, finding that it prevented pregnancy for an entire breeding season.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Lansing

By | February 8, 2017

A conversation with research analyst Sierra Owen and retired paramedic firefighter Sara Pack

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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