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Evolution by Splicing

By | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Science and Politics in 2012

By | December 19, 2012

This year, US politics was dominated by the run-up to October elections, with science policy issues playing a role here and elsewhere around the world.

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Scientists Against Sequestration

By | December 17, 2012

Advocacy groups are petitioning Congress to avoid sequestration, which could leave funding for science billions of dollars short in 2013.


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NIH to Go Anonymous?

By | December 13, 2012

The National Institutes of Health is considering a pilot program that would keep the identity of grant applicants hidden from reviewers.


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Losing the Funding Fight

By | December 11, 2012

A researcher tries and fails to garner support for petitions to increase the National Institutes of Health’s budget as sequestration looms.

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Conserved Chromatin?

By | December 10, 2012

Archaea packages DNA around histones in a similar way to eukaryotes, suggesting that fitting a large genome into a small space was not the original role of chromatin.


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Speaking of Science

By | December 1, 2012

December 2012's selection of notable quotes


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The Plastic Genome

By | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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Private Labs Are Suffering

By | November 21, 2012

The closure of an independent biomedical research institute near Boston has drawn attention to the similar predicament of other private labs that rely on federal grants.


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NIH To Enforce OA Policy

By | November 20, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will get tough on grantees who fail to comply with its open-access funding rule.


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