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Spiders, Prey Leave DNA

By | November 30, 2015

A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.

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FDA: Lab Tests Can Cause Harm

By | November 17, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration cites cases in which laboratory-developed tests “may have caused or have caused actual harm to patients.”

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Buzzed Honeybees

By | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.

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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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FDA Warns Liquid Biopsy Maker

By | September 25, 2015

The agency fires off a letter to Pathway Genomics, telling the company that its new cancer detection test could harm the public and is not validated by science.

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Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels

By | September 21, 2015

This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.

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NIMH Head Leaves

By | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy

By | September 13, 2015

Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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