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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Week in Review: March 23–27

By | March 27, 2015

Methylation of a key protein; leprosy-causing bacterium sequenced; CDC lab safety report; FDA says GM apples, potatoes “safe”

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Week in Review: March 16–20

By | March 20, 2015

Making homozygous Drosophila mutants with CRISPR; restoring beneficial bacteria in antibiotic-treated mice; skin T-cell survey; cost of doing science in Argentina

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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete

By | March 13, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.

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Week in Review: March 9–13

By | March 13, 2015

Modifying mouse memories; mitochondria-disrupting antibiotics; horizontal gene transfer across animals; T cells target dengue; optogenetics without the genetics

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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Week in Review: March 2–6

By | March 6, 2015

Oldest Homo fossils yet; killing foodborne microbes with water; HHS Public Access plans

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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Speaking of Science

By | March 1, 2015

March 2015's selection of notable quotes

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