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Canadian Scientist Declines Award

By | March 25, 2013

A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.

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Soybean Peptides Slow Some Cancer Cells

By | March 25, 2013

Researchers show that peptides isolated from certain types of soybean inhibit the growth of human colon, liver, and lung cancer cells.  

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Revealing Genetic Risks

By | March 22, 2013

Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.

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Week in Review, March 18-22

By | March 22, 2013

Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes

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Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled

By | March 21, 2013

Texas’s top officials have authorized the state's troubled cancer research institute to award $71.8 million in recruitment grants that have been on hold since last December.

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U.K. May Allow Mitochondrial Replacement

By | March 21, 2013

The country’s fertility regulator reported that the technique has “broad support.”

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Disputes Over Text-Mining

By | March 21, 2013

Computer programs that trawl research papers can reveal important large-scale patterns and facilitate further research, but publishers are wary.

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Snobby Scientists

By | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?

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Bridges for UK Water Voles

By | March 20, 2013

Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.   

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Giant Squid Are a Single Species

By | March 20, 2013

Arciteuthis from disparate locations around the world are genetically similar.

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