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On The Origin of Flowers

By | December 19, 2013

The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.


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The Mating Habits of Early Hominins

By | December 18, 2013

A newly sequenced Neanderthal genome provides insight into the sex lives of human ancestors.


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Pondering Science Publishing

By | December 16, 2013

Panelists and attendees at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting considered the future of peer review and journal impact factors.

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Test Scores Are in the Genes

By | December 16, 2013

More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.


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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Week in Review: December 9–13

By | December 13, 2013

Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins


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The Right to Know—or Not

By | December 12, 2013

Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.


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Tweet Talk

By | December 11, 2013

A new analysis finds is no link between a researcher’s citations and Twitter mentions of her scientific research.

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Scandalous GSK Paper Retracted

By | December 10, 2013

The publication at the center of a June controversy for drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is finally pulled from the literature.


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23andMe Steps Back

By | December 6, 2013

The company announces that it will stop offering health interpretations of personal genetic data.



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