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Should Healthy People Have Their Exomes Sequenced?

By | March 24, 2017

With its announced launch of a whole-exome sequencing service for apparently healthy individuals, Ambry Genetics is the latest company to enter this growing market. But whether these services are useful for most people remains up for debate.  

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Opinion: Scientists Must Think Beyond Science

By | March 23, 2017

If we are to defend science, we must stand together with the other truth-tellers, including our non-scientist colleagues.

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Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed

By | March 23, 2017

Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

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Q&A: Marching for Science in Memphis

By | March 22, 2017

A conversation with activist and undergraduate student Sydney Bryant

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Opinion: After We March

By | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

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Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution

By | March 16, 2017

Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

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Opinion: Welcome to SciComm

By | March 9, 2017

New to science communication? Here’s how to get started.

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy

By | March 1, 2017

The principles of neuroplasticity may underlie the positive effects of music therapy in treating a diversity of diseases.

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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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