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Conservation Biologist Ben Collen Dies of Bone Cancer

By Shawna Williams | May 22, 2018

The University College London researcher investigated how environmental pressures affect animals.

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Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018

The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.

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Victoria, a southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo, was impregnated by artificial insemination on March 22 and, if all goes well, will birth the calf in summer 2019.

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Image of the Day: Xenopus Pigment

By The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2018

Researchers recently used CRISPR single-guide RNAs to alter genes involved in pigmentation in frog embryos.

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A new statistical method finds that many genetic variants used to determine trait-disease relationships may have additional effects that GWAS analyses don’t pick up.

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“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

By Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018

Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.

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Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.

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Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found

By Ruth Williams | May 10, 2018

DNA evidence points to Asian amphibians as the source of a fatal disease that has been wiping out frogs across the globe.  

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Sequencing of a single gene can spot patients with a dangerous form of mycosis fungoides better than other prognostic tests.  

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Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B

By Abby Olena | May 9, 2018

Analyses of more than 300 ancient human genomes show that Hepatitis B virus has infected humans for at least 4,500 years and has much older origins than modern viral genomes would suggest.

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