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Newly Discovered Species

By | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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The Human Genome Project, Then and Now

By | October 1, 2011

An early advocate of the sequencing of the human genome reflects on his own predictions from 1986.

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A Quarter Century of Fueling Science

By | October 1, 2011

History repeats itself, and so do trends in research funding.

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Alive and Kicking

By | October 1, 2011

The publication I launched a quarter century ago has come further than anyone ever expected.

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Data Deluge

By | October 1, 2011

Large-scale data collection and analysis have fundamentally altered the process and mind-set of biological research.

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Research and Development Funding, By the Numbers

By | October 1, 2011

Government and industry are the biggest funders of research, basic and otherwise. Here is how science funding in the US and European Union has shaped up in the past two and a half decades. 

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Animal Electricity, circa 1781

By | September 28, 2011

How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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