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Sexually Confused Dog

By Jef Akst | September 23, 2011

A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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NIH Budget Slims Down

By Jef Akst | September 22, 2011

A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.

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Institute Sued Over Lead-Poisoning Study

By Jef Akst | September 19, 2011

A lawsuit accuses a Baltimore medical institute of exposing children to lead poisoning in the 1990s.

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Don’t Dope, Athletes

By Jef Akst | September 14, 2011

New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.

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Fluorescent Cats Aid Research

By Rachel Nuwer | September 13, 2011

Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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The Happiness of English

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2011

There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.

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