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Similar Strokes

By | April 29, 2015

Physics drove the convergent evolution of swimming in 22 unrelated marine species, a study suggests.

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Lab Bloopers Galore

By | April 24, 2015

Readers reveal research mishaps

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Lab Bloopers

By | April 22, 2015

Reddit users share the worst mishaps they’ve witnessed while working in the lab.

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Citrus History

By | April 16, 2015

An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.

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Behavior Brief

By | April 8, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Book Excerpt from p53

By | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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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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Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble

By | March 27, 2015

A study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous group estimated.

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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Here

By | March 13, 2015

Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary data for life scientists.

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