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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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US gets cancer drugs before EU

By | June 20, 2011

A new study suggests that new cancer treatments generally go on sale in the United States before they reach European markets.

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Cellular capsules deliver drugs

By | June 20, 2011

Drug capsules manufactured by living cells help drugs evade immune attack.

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