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Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians

By | March 14, 2017

Analysis of an ancient shark fossil provides the strongest evidence to date that modern sharks derive from a class of 400 million–year-old bony fish.

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House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA

By | March 13, 2017

HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.

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image: Scott Gottlieb Nominated to Lead the FDA

Scott Gottlieb Nominated to Lead the FDA

By | March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump has nominated physician Scott Gottlieb to be the next FDA commissioner.

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Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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Five More Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes Completed

By | March 9, 2017

Members of the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project have synthesized five additional yeast chromosomes from scratch. 

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Genetic Nondiscrimination in Canada

By | March 9, 2017

Canada’s parliament is set for a final vote on a proposed genetic nondiscrimination act.

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“Buena vista” hypothesis suggests that changes in the sizes of eyes, rather than a shift from fins to limbs, led fish to transition to land more than 300 million years ago.  

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The Endangered Species Act has been under fire since January, as states' attorneys general and US Congress alike have attempted to weaken it.

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Revised Immigration Order Still Affects Scientists

By | March 7, 2017

Despite several changes in the Trump administration’s new immigration ban, scientists continue to voice concerns about the executive order.  

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Reactions to Proposed EPA, NIH Budget Cuts

By | March 3, 2017

Experts discuss how Trump’s budget proposals could affect federally employed and federally funded scientists.

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