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Genetic Alarm Clock

By Jef Akst | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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NIH Getting Big Boost?

By Bob Grant | October 3, 2011

In a draft spending bill, the federal agency gets a $1 billion increase in 2012.

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Seven New National Medal Winners

By Bob Grant | September 29, 2011

A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.

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Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome

By Edyta Zielinska | September 29, 2011

The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.

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More Thoughts on Humanized Animals

By Jef Akst | September 27, 2011

A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.

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NSF Supports Women in Science

By Jef Akst | September 27, 2011

The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.

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Controversial Prize Pushes Forward

By Cristina Luiggi | September 27, 2011

UNESCO will reconsider awarding a life sciences prize funded by an African dictator WHO has been accused of corruption and human rights violations.

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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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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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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By Tia Ghose | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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