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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide. 

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Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure

By Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, and Kirstin R.W. Matthews | September 14, 2016

The embattled country’s research enterprise is at risk following a failed coup, designed to overthrow a regime that shows continued hostility toward science.

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Bird Flu Spreads in China and the U.S.

By Jenny Rood | March 12, 2015

China reports new H7N9 bird flu infections in humans while other strains are detected in US commercial turkey farms.

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Genetic Brain Disorder Explained

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 25, 2014

Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.

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The Ultimate Wingman

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2013

Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.

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Turkish Scientists Face Injustice

By Tracy Vence | August 5, 2013

Eight academics are among those being unfairly persecuted by Turkish officials, according to a new report from scientific academies’ human rights committees.

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Jailed Scientist Attempted Suicide

By Dan Cossins | June 24, 2013

A leading Turkish academic imprisoned in 2012 on what his supporters say are unjust charges unsuccessfully tried to take his own life.  

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Ancient Butterball

By Beth Marie Mole | November 21, 2012

The star of Thanksgiving was domesticated by Mayans 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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