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Decoding Monkey Thoughts

By | July 23, 2012

Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.

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One Million Genomic Datasets

By | July 23, 2012

Publicly accessible databases now store nearly 1 million gene-expression datasets, giving researchers a robust resource for discovery.

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Microbial Perfume

By | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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Rights for Cetaceans

By | July 20, 2012

An animal rights law group plans to renew the fight for recognizing certain species as persons.

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Climategate: Case Closed

By | July 20, 2012

Police in the UK declare their investigation of the infamous email hacking scandal over, but fail to finger the perpetrators of the attack.

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Treating Egg Allergies with Eggs

By | July 19, 2012

Introducing tiny amounts of powdered egg into the diets of allergic children can cure the affliction.

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A New Obesity Metric

By | July 19, 2012

A new index for body shape is better at predicting premature death risk.

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Watson Opposes Gene Patents

By | July 19, 2012

James Watson files a brief in the ongoing legal case over Myriad Genetics’ right to hold patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Lab Rats Need Better Diets

By | July 18, 2012

Rodents fed all-you-can-eat diets may be skewing experimental results.

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Europe to Revamp Clinical Trial Rules

By | July 18, 2012

After years of complaints, the European Commission proposes ways to fix its system in an effort to reinvigorate research on the continent.

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