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Shortness Gene Identified

By | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.

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University Settles With Professor

By | November 29, 2011

The University of Oklahoma settles a case against a professor accused of harming students in his research.

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DNA Barcoding Boom

By | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.

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Psychopathic Pathology

By | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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More Climate Emails Hacked

By | November 28, 2011

Around 5,000 new, hacked emails from a climate research unit in the UK have been released on the Internet.

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Sweet Potato Gets Funding

By | November 23, 2011

Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple

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Mikovits Extradition Delayed

By | November 23, 2011

The controversial chronic fatigue researcher will not be extradited to face felony charges for at least a month.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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The Roots of Violence

By | November 23, 2011

Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human-on-human aggression etched in an ancient skull.

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