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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. 


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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