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Hacking the Genome

By | June 1, 2012

In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.

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Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared

By | May 24, 2012

Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews

By | May 22, 2012

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.

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Revenge of the Weeds

By | May 20, 2012

Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.

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Live Slow, Die Old

By | May 17, 2012

Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.

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How Prawns Lure Prey

By | May 15, 2012

Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.

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Behavior Brief

By | May 15, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Does Education Boost Health?

By | May 15, 2012

An examination of Swedish health and educational records suggests that more schooling results in healthier adults.

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Approving

By | May 14, 2012

The FDA is on board with a proposal to speed the approval of experimental pharmaceuticals that show big treatment effects early in clinical testing.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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