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Researchers used the genome sequence of Artemisia annua to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.

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Republican politicians have been trying to limit data to only those publicly available, but opponents say that would neglect private, yet important, information.

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image: Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2018

The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.

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image: Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 19, 2018

The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  

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image: The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.

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image: Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”

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image: Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

By Diana Kwon | April 13, 2018

The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.

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image: Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

By Kerry Grens | April 11, 2018

A study of more than 450,000 people finds a certain genetic variant associated with eating more carbs is linked to a thicker waist and higher blood pressure, but less fat.  

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image: Image of the Day: Gene Expression

Image of the Day: Gene Expression

By The Scientist Staff | April 9, 2018

A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.

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image: Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 5, 2018

The Texas Tech University professor also investigated the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on surrounding wildlife.

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