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Supreme Court Considers Gene Patents

By | April 16, 2013

A decision will not be reached until later in the year, but the United States’ top justices appear to be inclined to rule against the validity of patenting human genes.

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Plant DNA Largely Unchanged

By | April 15, 2013

Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.

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Female Anthropologists Harassed

By | April 15, 2013

A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.

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A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?

By | April 15, 2013

In a small study, babies with blind mothers showed no deficits and in fact appeared to be developmentally advanced.

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What Obama’s Budget Means for Science

By | April 12, 2013

The President’s 2014 budget includes a windfall for the NSF and cuts to the CDC.

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$2 Million for Crick Medal

By | April 12, 2013

Francis Crick’s Nobel Prize medal for the discovery of the structure of DNA sold for 4 times its estimated value.

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Week in Review: April 8-12

By | April 12, 2013

Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media

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Nobel Laureate and IVF Pioneer Dies

By | April 11, 2013

Sir Robert Edwards, whose research led to the birth of the first test tube baby, has died at age 87.

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Bed Bug-Trapping Plants

By | April 11, 2013

Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.

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New Genus of Bat

By | April 11, 2013

In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.

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