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New African Bone Marrow Registry

By | March 19, 2012

Nigeria launches its first ever bone marrow registry, which should make it easier to find matches for black people around the world.

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Mammal Embryos May Pause

By | March 19, 2012

Mammalian embryos may be able to undergo a developmental pause before implanting in the womb.

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Debate over RNA Transcription

By | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.

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A FASTer FDA?

By | March 19, 2012

A new bill recently debated in the US Congress seeks to streamline the approval process for drugs.

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HHMI Competition Opens

By | March 16, 2012

The biomedical institute seeks up to 30 new investigators in its first nationwide search in 5 years.

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Lions Up Close

By | March 15, 2012

An armored, remote controlled contraption fitted with a camera snaps dangerously close pictures of lions in Masai Mara.

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New Frog Species in NYC?

By | March 15, 2012

Genetic data support designating a New York City-area leopard frog as a unique species.

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A Call to Ban Synthetic Biology

By | March 15, 2012

More than 100 environmental policy organizations call for greater oversight and regulation of synthetic biology.

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New Human Species?

By | March 15, 2012

Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.

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Lab Animal Transport Ends

By | March 15, 2012

The last company that ferried research animals into the UK halted service after pressure from an animal rights group.

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