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Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described

By | January 31, 2017

These millimeter-size sea creatures lived 540 million years ago.

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Geneticist Announces Congressional Bid

By | January 30, 2017

UC Berkeley researcher Michael Eisen says he will run for Senate in 2018.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Atlanta

By | January 30, 2017

A conversation with Atlanta Science Tavern Executive Director Marc Merlin

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How LSD Affects the Brain

By | January 30, 2017

Lysergic acid diethylamide appears to interact with serotonin 2A receptors. 

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Week in Review: January 23–27

By | January 30, 2017

Chimeric embryos, organs; restrictions on marijuana research; toward temperature-independent vaccine storage; broadly neutralizing antibodies show promise for HIV treatment, prevention; Trump’s first week in office affects scientists; final three WHO Director-General candidates selected

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ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes

By | January 30, 2017

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing. 

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With its purchase of Actelion, Johnson & Johnson’s acquires experimental treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension and several rare diseases.

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Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women

By | January 26, 2017

An analysis of journals from the American Geophysical Union finds women are underrepresented as reviewers, likely because editors recommend them less often.

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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TS Picks: Trump’s First Week in Office

By | January 26, 2017

Gag orders at key science agencies were reportedly given, rescinded, and denied. Meanwhile, scientists say they are organizing a march on Washington. 

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