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Inherited Fears

By | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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Chimp Retirement Bill Signed

By | December 2, 2013

The US President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years.

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Lifespan Tied to Pheromones

By | December 2, 2013

In worms and flies, the presence of the opposite sex can reduce longevity.

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Stinky Cheese

By | December 2, 2013

Researchers collaborate to create fermented food products using microbes harvested from some malodorous parts of the human body.

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Industry Funds Limit Freedom: Report

By | November 27, 2013

A report by a Canadian organization finds that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.  

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Hockey Follows Football’s Suit

By | November 26, 2013

Just three months after the settlement of the highly publicized NFL head-trauma lawsuit, former professional hockey players announce a similar case against the NHL.

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Microbial Terroir

By | November 26, 2013

Researchers show that microbes on the surface and stems of wine grapes are nonrandomly associated with the plant’s variety and geographic region.

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FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits

By | November 26, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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GM Salmon Goes Commercial

By | November 26, 2013

Environment Canada allows production of genetically modified salmon eggs at commercial levels.

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