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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Deep Doo-doo

By | January 4, 2013

An open-access study explores the intricacies of parasite egg distribution and viability in human feces.

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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.

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Cancer Biomarker Studies Retracted

By | January 3, 2013

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have retracted two papers involving colon cancer biomarkers.

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DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates

By | January 3, 2013

Scientists show that horizontal transfer of a particular DNA sequence among a diverse range of vertebrates is more widespread than previously believed.

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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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