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Standard taxonomy lumps together bird species that should be separate, a new study suggests, raising the total number of estimated species from 9,000 to 18,000.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow

By | December 13, 2016

The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.

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A Tale of Two Tails

By | December 7, 2016

An analysis of ancient fish fossils suggests that mammalian and fish tails are fundamentally different structures, each with unique evolutionary histories.

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Trumping Science: Part II

By | December 6, 2016

As Inauguration Day nears, scientists and science advocates are voicing their unease with the Trump Administration’s potential effects on research.

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In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.

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The Topography of Teeth

By | November 29, 2016

Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers build a peptide that causes a receptor to form toxic, amyloid-like clumps in cells.

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Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA

By | November 9, 2016

Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.

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Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List

By | November 7, 2016

Seven newly evaluated substances, including five oncoviruses, have been added to the US National Institutes of Health’s 14th Report on Carcinogens.

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