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A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.

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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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Researchers were able to slow tumor growth in a mouse model of human ovarian cancer. 

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image: Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab

Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | February 9, 2018

The technique could combat infertility, but it's still not clear whether these eggs are normal and functional.

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The treatment also curbed the growth of nearby metastases that did not receive the drug.

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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.

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image: CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed

CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed

By Katarina Zimmer | January 19, 2018

US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 

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image: South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier

South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier

By Katarina Zimmer | January 17, 2018

A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes. 

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PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave

By Katarina Zimmer | January 5, 2018

In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues. 

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image: Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA

Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2018

A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.

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