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Smarty Genes

By | May 23, 2017

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.

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Life Science Funding Cuts Leaked

By | May 22, 2017

According to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.

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A Triple Threat

By | May 22, 2017

The mosquitoes that carry Zika may be able to transmit two other viruses at the same time.

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Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel

By | May 22, 2017

Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 

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Antarctica Is Turning Green

By | May 22, 2017

As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula. 

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Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.

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Harvesting lab-raised zebrafish based on their size led to differences in the activity of more than 4,000 genes, as well as changes in allele frequencies of those genes, in the fish that remained.

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NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding

By | May 18, 2017

Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.    

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Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.

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A small Phase 1 clinical trial reports that, even at high doses, the treatment did not lead to adverse reactions.

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