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The Ears Have It

By | September 1, 2015

A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.


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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.


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Oliver Sacks Dies

By | August 31, 2015

The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”


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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By , and | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.


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Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

By | August 17, 2015

Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.


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Genome Digest

By | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Fending Off Infection in Future Generations

By | August 17, 2015

Female fruit flies challenged with infection during their lifetimes have offspring with greater genetic diversity.


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Eyes Track Dream Scenes

By | August 13, 2015

In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.


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