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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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Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate

By | November 16, 2015

The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.


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European Brain Project Extended

By | November 3, 2015

The European Commission has agreed to add three years of funding to the Human Brain Project, which has had its detractors since launching in 2013.

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Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.


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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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Closing the Case on STAP?

By | September 23, 2015

Several reports offer an inside look into the stem-cell research controversy.


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Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?

By | September 11, 2015

An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”


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Censored Professor Quits

By | August 27, 2015

Alice Dreger is resigning from the faculty of Northwestern University, claiming that the administration censored her work in a faculty journal.


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Citation Payola?

By | August 18, 2015

A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.

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