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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

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Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty

By | December 6, 2017

The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists. 

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Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.

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Dengue Vaccine Program Halted Over Safety Issues

By | December 5, 2017

The drug may worsen future infections for people who haven't already been exposed to the virus.

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Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters

By | December 5, 2017

Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.

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An internal investigation has revealed why the $8.8 million Purdue University study was abruptly terminated earlier this year. 

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare. 

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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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The daughters of Finnish women separated from their parents as children during World War II have higher rates of psychiatric hospitalization than those born to women who had not been evacuated.

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