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Pfizer Scientist Dies

By | January 25, 2013

Genetics researcher and senior vice president of the pharmaceutical giant, David Cox, has passed away unexpectedly at age 66.

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Researcher Meets Gruesome End

By | January 25, 2013

An infectious disease scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was brutally murdered in her home.

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Stem Cells Not Rejected

By | January 25, 2013

Researchers uncover more evidence that reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, suggesting they may one day serve as effective therapies.

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Bird Flu Research to Resume

By | January 24, 2013

After a year-long voluntary moratorium to discuss regulations and safety measures, scientists are set to resume controversial H5N1 research.

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NIH Chimps Pushed Toward Retirement

By | January 24, 2013

A National Institutes of Health working group urges the agency to send most of its chimpanzees to a national sanctuary and halt half of the experiments involving such animals.

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Human Proteome Project Update

By | January 24, 2013

Researchers report steady progress in the effort to map all the proteins made by human chromosomes.

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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.

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Cheap Impact?

By | January 23, 2013

A new online tool allows researchers to compare open-access journal publication fees with article influence, and reveals that you don’t necessarily get what you pay for.

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Internalizing the Internet

By | January 23, 2013

Online social networks alter how users see themselves and their world.

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Double DNA

By | January 22, 2013

Scientists provide evidence for the existence of four-stranded human DNA, which has previously only been theorized and synthesized.

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