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Our Missing Genes

By | February 17, 2012

New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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Timed Defense

By | February 16, 2012

Plants’ circadian clocks help them gear for attack by herbivores.

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Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names

By | February 16, 2012

Researchers discovered four mini chameleon species in Madagascar that are fighting to survive.

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Zooming into Life

By | February 16, 2012

Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.

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Social Media for Epidemiology?

By | February 14, 2012

Epidemiologists consider how social media could be harnessed to predict disease outbreaks.

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Obama Seeks Science Stimulus

By | February 14, 2012

President Obama released his proposed 2013 budget request, featuring a 1 percent increase in research spending overall.

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Open Access for All?

By | February 14, 2012

New legislation would make all federally funded research publicly available within 6 months of publication.

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TB Screen Glows Green

By | February 13, 2012

Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.

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Darwin Day Celebrations

By | February 13, 2012

As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.

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