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TS Picks: June 15, 2015

By | June 15, 2015

Memory-based dietary assessments; organs-on-a-chip; scientists in Italy accused of spreading plant pathogen

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Life Quantified

By | June 12, 2015

Scientists estimate the total amount of DNA in Earth’s biosphere.

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Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar

By | June 12, 2015

The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.

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Week in Review: June 8–12

By | June 12, 2015

Sperm from ovaries in mutant fish; somatic mosaicism in humans; #DistractinglySexy

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NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns

By | June 11, 2015

Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.

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Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur Dies

By | June 11, 2015

Austen Heinz, who founded Cambrian Genomics to custom print DNA and had grand ideas about designing organisms, has passed away at age 31.

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MERS Sequence Analysis

By | June 11, 2015

The strain of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus currently circulating in South Korea is highly similar to the one in the pathogen’s namesake region.

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Casting a Small Net

By | June 10, 2015

Scientists inject flexible, electronic mesh structures into mouse brains to track neurons in real time.

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Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act

By | June 10, 2015

Researchers in Africa observe chimpanzees stealing palm wine from villagers’ cups and imbibing the beverage.

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The Cost of Irreproducible Research

By | June 10, 2015

Half of basic science studies cannot be replicated, according to a new analysis—to the tune of $28 billion a year in the U.S.

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