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Viruses of the Human Body

By | November 1, 2016

Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.

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The Human Virome

By | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve

By | October 28, 2016

After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.

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Genome Digest

By | October 19, 2016

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

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Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea

By | October 12, 2016

Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.

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Orca Death Spurs Reevaluation of Satellite Tagging

By | October 10, 2016

A cetacean succumbed to a fungal infection shortly after being darted by researchers seeking to learn more about the species’ migrations and population dynamics.

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Bacteria and Humans Have Been Swapping DNA for Millennia

By | October 1, 2016

Bacteria inhabit most tissues in the human body, and genes from some of these microbes have made their way to the human genome. Could this genetic transfer contribute to diseases such as cancer?

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Behavior Brief

By | September 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Life Scientists Receive “Genius” Grants

By | September 22, 2016

Among this year’s 23 MacArthur Foundation Fellows are pioneering biologists.

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Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma

By | September 12, 2016

Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.

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