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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 12, 2017

Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Critics of the proposed curriculum say it leaves out important information relating to climate change and evolution.

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In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 28, 2017

Embedded within 3.95-billion-year-old rock, scientists have found graphite with a carbon signature that indicates biological activity.

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House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

By Jef Akst | September 15, 2017

The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.

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Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?

By Bob Grant | September 14, 2017

Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.

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NIH Funding Boost Clears Senate Committee

By Shawna Williams | September 6, 2017

The proposed spending increase in the draft bill is more generous than that in the House version.

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Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change

By Bob Grant | August 11, 2017

The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.

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Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2017

Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.

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The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.

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