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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By | February 16, 2017

Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in San Francisco

By | February 15, 2017

A conversation with startup founder and chemist Amado Guloy

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Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March

By , , and | February 13, 2017

Lessons learned from the “Death of Evidence” demonstration in Canada

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Houston

By | February 13, 2017

A conversation with science enthusiast Alejandra Ruley

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Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran

By | February 9, 2017

When she entered the U.S. shortly before the Iranian revolution of 1979, the now 41-year-old geneticist was a refugee toddler. 

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Newest Life Science Additions to the Dictionary

By | February 8, 2017

Need help explaining CRISPR, epigenome, or rock snot? The Merriam-Webster dictionary has you covered.

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Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers discover that short pieces of DNA harboring oncogenes are relatively widespread in cancer.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Lansing

By | February 8, 2017

A conversation with research analyst Sierra Owen and retired paramedic firefighter Sara Pack

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How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat

By | February 7, 2017

Pitcher plants across different continents acquired their tastes for meat in similar ways.

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Opinion: Should Scientists Engage in Activism?

By | February 7, 2017

Scientists who accept funding with the tacit agreement that they keep their mouths shut about the government are far more threatening to an independent academy than those who speak their minds.

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