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Life Science Salaries

By | November 1, 2012

Check out the breakdown of this year's Salary Survey data, including how compensation differs between sex, sector, and state.

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Natural-Born Doctors

By | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?

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Opinion: Think Like Turing

By | October 22, 2012

Biomedical researchers would benefit from emulating the logically rigorous reasoning of the late Alan Turing, British mathematician, computer scientist, and master cryptographer.

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Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook

By | October 19, 2012

The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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A Course in Self Sequencing

By | October 11, 2012

Students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine can now take a class in which they can sequence and interpret their own genomes.

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Preventing Genetic Identity Theft

By | October 11, 2012

A new report lays out the pitfalls of consumer genetics and suggested strategies for safeguarding DNA’s privacy.  

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Opinion: Singing about Science

By | October 4, 2012

Music videos could be helpful tools for science communication and education, but anti- and pseudoscience activists are also using this medium to spread their views.

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The Best of the 2012 Labbies

By | October 1, 2012

Check out image finalists and winners, as well as other memorable submissions to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.

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Book Excerpt from Living Color

By | October 1, 2012

In Chapter 3, "Out of the Tropics," author Nina G. Jablonski, explores the genes behind skin pigmentation and makes the distinction between color and race.

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Pixel Perfect

By | October 1, 2012

Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012

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