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Chemist to Court Over Assistant’s Death

By | April 30, 2013

A University of California, Los Angeles, researcher could face more than four years in jail for the death of his research assistant in a lab accident.

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Republicans Say Peer Review Isn’t Enough

By | April 30, 2013

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is writing legislation to change the rules of the NSF’s grant review process.

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Building Complex Brains

By | April 29, 2013

Manipulating a gene that regulates folding in the cerebral cortex can make mouse brains look more human.

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Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform

By | April 29, 2013

New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.

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Nobel Prize Winner François Jacob Dies

By | April 26, 2013

The 92-year-old bacterial geneticist who helped pioneer the study of gene regulation has passed away.

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Harvard to Close Primate Center

By | April 26, 2013

The NIH-funded New England Primate Research Center is to be shuttered after 50 years of operation because of the grim outlook for federal funding.

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Week in Review: April 22–26

By | April 26, 2013

Double helix celebrates 60; detecting calories without taste; bacteria vs. tumor; perceptual consciousness in babies

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Nature Announces Reproducibility Initiative

By | April 25, 2013

The journal is sharpening its review of life science papers and giving authors additional space to document more detailed methods.

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Celebrating 60 Years of the Double Helix

By | April 25, 2013

Genome Biology speaks to a scientist involved in the discovery of the structure of DNA, and asks modern geneticists to highlight the key advances that have followed.

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Bacteria Make Diesel Molecules

By | April 24, 2013

By engineering the genome of E. coli with genes from several sources, scientists have coaxed the microbe to produce diesel-replica hydrocarbons.

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