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Insufficient Bird Flu Surveillance

By | March 29, 2012

Monitoring of bird flu outbreaks around the world is spotty, with most countries performing little in the way of genetic analysis.

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Disaster-centric Journal Launched

By | March 29, 2012

The open-access Public Library of Science has launched a new journal to publish and disseminate scientific information quickly in the wake of disaster.

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A Better Cancer Test

By | March 29, 2012

Researchers have identified a group of biomarkers that can detect recurring breast cancers earlier than existing tests.

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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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How Now Brown Cow?

By | March 28, 2012

A recent study suggests that domestic cows come from a single founding population of ancient oxen.

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MIT Students Petition Congress

By | March 27, 2012

Graduate students ask for more federal research support.

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More Oversight for Omics Tests

By | March 27, 2012

A new report outlines ways in which omics-based technologies can be shuttled more safely and effectively from the bench to the clinic.

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James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom

By | March 27, 2012

The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.

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McKnight Neuroscientist Dies

By | March 26, 2012

William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.

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Baldness Genes Discovered?

By | March 26, 2012

Researchers say they've found key molecular clues to a problem that plagues 80 percent of men.

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