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Evolutionary Biologist Dies

By | January 2, 2013

Carl Woese, the discoverer of the third domain of life, has passed away at age 84.

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Festive Fraud

By | January 2, 2013

Two biomedical researchers have been found guilty of falsifying data.

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Expensive Retraction

By | January 2, 2013

A publisher bills authors $650 to retract a twice-published paper.

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Solitary Sequencing

By | December 21, 2012

Decoding the genome of a single cell could reveal previously overlooked levels of genetic variation.

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The End of Days for H5N1 Moratorium?

By | December 21, 2012

Experts in Washington have reached an agreement over how to fund avian influenza research.

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Texas Cancer Agency Stops Grants

By | December 21, 2012

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has agreed to stop awarding new grants until it addresses concerns about the integrity of is review process.  

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Bones Get in Her Eyes

By | December 20, 2012

After undergoing untested cosmetic surgery that uses stem cells to rejuvenate skin, a woman grew bone fragments in the flesh around one of her eyes.

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Genetic Clues in the Newtown Massacre

By | December 20, 2012

Investigators are calling on scientists to comb Adam Lanza’s DNA for potential drivers of his violent behavior last week in Connecticut.

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More Polio Vaccine Violence

By | December 20, 2012

Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.

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Spider Sculpts Fake Spider

By | December 19, 2012

A putative new species of spider found in the Peruvian Amazon uses forest debris to weave sculptures that resemble a giant spider into its web.

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