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DSM-5 Rewrites Normal

By | May 20, 2013

A psychiatrist argues that the newly revised manual of mental disorders is part of a dangerous trend toward the medicalization of normal behavior.

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Senate Hears NIH Funding Woes

By | May 20, 2013

Top brass at the US science agency aired monetary grievances before a Senate committee last week.

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Scientists Take Aim at Impact Factor

By | May 20, 2013

A declaration asks the scientific community to put less weight on the metric, widely used to evaluate journals’ prestige.

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Malarial Mosquitos Drawn to Human Smell

By | May 17, 2013

Mosquitos infected by the malaria parasite are more likely to land on and probe a substrate laced with human body odor than their uninfected counterparts.

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Week in Review, May 13–17

By | May 17, 2013

Reading pathogen epigenomes; a new stem cell; dealing with research misconduct; monkey fossils; exploratory mice grow new neurons; watching metamorphosis

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NSF Refuses to Hand Over Reviews

By | May 17, 2013

The agency told a Congressional committee that it would not forward peer-reviewer comments of social science grants the committee had requested.

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Dogs and Human Evolving Together

By | May 16, 2013

A sequencing study suggests that some genes have evolved in parallel in humans and their canine companions, likely as a result of shared selection pressures.

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Price Drop for Sequencing Slows

By | May 16, 2013

The cost of DNA sequencing has gotten more expensive for the first time since records have been kept.

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Suing Over a Nobel

By | May 16, 2013

The scientist who sued the Nobel committee is now suing Nobel winner Shinya Yamanaka.

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Probing the Genetics of Intelligence

By | May 15, 2013

Some geneticists are skeptical of a project that will analyze the DNA of high-IQ individuals to identify genetic variants related to intelligence.

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