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A Story Biological

By | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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Life (Re)Cycle

By | August 1, 2012

Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.

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In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.

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DNA Truth or Dare

By | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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Book Excerpt from The Mara Crossing

By | June 1, 2012

Author Ruth Padel tells the stories of John James Audubon and cellular migration in prose and verse

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Migration: Micro and Macro

By | June 1, 2012

Biology and history both tell us that life began with migration: from cells to sharks, hummingbirds to human beings, life migrates for three reasons—survival, protection, and reproduction. 

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In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.

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Dopamine: Duality of Desire

By | May 1, 2012

Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.

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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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Shopping Your Science

By | April 1, 2012

A dose of marketing training may help you win grants, woo collaborators, and land jobs.

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