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Hear and Now

By | September 1, 2015

Auditory research advances worth shouting about


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Aural History

By | September 1, 2015

The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.

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Scientists Oppose Scotland’s GM Crop Ban

By | August 19, 2015

Researchers from across the U.K. draft a letter criticizing the recent decision to keep genetically modified crops out of Scotland.


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Genome Digest

By | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Scotland Nixing GM Crops

By | August 11, 2015

The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.

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Yeast Genome Doubling

By | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.


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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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Judge Decides on GM Rice Retraction

By | August 3, 2015

Ethical breaches in a study on the benefits of so-called “golden rice” lead to the paper being pulled from the literature.


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Building Bigger Beefsteaks

By | August 1, 2015

Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.



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