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Venter’s New Digs

By | October 9, 2013

Genomics pioneer Craig Venter is building a new campus for his non-profit research institute right next to his alma mater in San Diego.

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Controlling Cockroaches

By | October 8, 2013

Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.

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Progress for First Malaria Vaccine

By | October 8, 2013

Following successful clinical trials, GlaxoSmithKline says it will submit its malaria vaccine for European regulatory approval.

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Fecal Pills

By | October 7, 2013

A study shows that fecal transplants in an oral capsule form are an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile infection.

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Einstein’s Brilliant Connections

By | October 7, 2013

Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein's left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence.

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Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review

By | October 6, 2013

The widespread acceptance of an atrocious manuscript, fabricated by an investigative journalist, reveals the near absence of quality at some journals.

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On Women Studying STEM

By | October 4, 2013

Eileen Pollack combines personal experience and data in an essay about being a woman in science.

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Drugs that Don’t Help Could Hurt

By | October 4, 2013

Physicians continue to overprescribe antibiotics for patients with sore throats, a study finds.

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Genetics Firm Gets Baby-Predicting Patent

By | October 4, 2013

23andMe denies that its new patent will be used to help couples create designer babies based on personal genetic testing.

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Week in Review: September 30–October 4

By | October 4, 2013

Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science

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