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Genomic analysis of an oak tree that lived during Napoleon’s time supports the idea that plants somehow avoid the accumulation of mutations in their stem cells.

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Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

By | June 19, 2017

A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.

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PubPeer Launches Updated Site

By | June 19, 2017

New features include increased security of user anonymity.

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Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?

By | June 15, 2017

A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures

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Broccoli Extract Lowers Blood Sugar in Diabetics

By | June 15, 2017

Concentrated sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, reduced blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients by 10 percent in a small trial.

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Flycatchers’ Song Preference Linked to Genes

By | June 14, 2017

The birds learn the songs of their conspecifics even when raised by another species.

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Scientists expand the microbial tree of life by publishing more than 1,000 novel reference genomes.  

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Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

By | June 13, 2017

A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.

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Rather than offering grant funds to US researchers, some French researchers wish Macron would commit to funding domestic labs. 

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Bats a Major Global Reservoir of Coronaviruses

By | June 12, 2017

Understanding the patterns of diversity in bat-hosted viruses may help researchers better predict when and where outbreaks may occur.

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