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Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.

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Study: Microglia Tied to Weight Gain in Mice

By | July 5, 2017

Just by activating these immune cells in the brain, scientists could make mice eat more and burn fewer calories.

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Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

By | July 5, 2017

Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.

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Sudden Infant Death Tied to Serotonin

By | July 3, 2017

One-third of babies who died of SIDS had higher-than-normal levels of the neurotransmitter in their blood serum, according to a study. 

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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

By | June 30, 2017

Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.

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Researchers overestimate the reliability of findings from animal studies that are part of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.

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House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains

By | June 30, 2017

The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.

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Basic Science Declining in Canada

By | June 29, 2017

A new report urges the Canadian government to increase funding for fundamental research.

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Memories Erased from Snail Neurons

By | June 28, 2017

Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.  

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