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Digesting Dietary Data

By | June 1, 2014

Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?


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The Eye of the Finch

By | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.


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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.


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The Scientist’s Amanuensis

By | July 1, 2011

A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.


Skeleton Keys

By | May 14, 2011

There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.


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Medical Publishing for an N of One

By | April 1, 2011

New technologies and mind-sets are required for information delivery in the age of genomics.


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Synthetic Spirits

By | January 1, 2011

Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?


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