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Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director

By | July 7, 2017

The pick—Georgia Public Health Commissioner and physician Brenda Fitzgerald—is an experienced public health leader, but lacks research chops. 

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White House Science Office in Flux

By | July 3, 2017

An administration official counters news of an unstaffed division at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, admits the agency is still adjusting.

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RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons

By | June 30, 2017

Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.

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House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains

By | June 30, 2017

The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.

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The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own. 

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The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

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The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium aims to characterize the entire mouse genome, starting first with more than 3,300 genes. 

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An analysis of human cancer genome projects uncovers a counterintuitive loss of ribosomal gene copies.

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Gut Feeling

By | June 22, 2017

Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

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By spreading a poison and hoarding the remedy, wtf4 improves its chances of being inherited. 

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