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New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.

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Life Science Leaders Meet at White House

By | May 8, 2017

Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.

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A point system seeks to ensure that funding is spread more evenly among researchers, especially early- and mid-career scientists.

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Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

By | May 1, 2017

The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

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Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations

By | April 27, 2017

A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.

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By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.

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The state’s board of education approves new standards that ease up on having students dig into scientific issues relevant to “intelligent design” arguments.

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PubMed-Indexed Abstracts to Include COI Statements

By | April 19, 2017

Expressions of concern will also be linked in study summaries. 

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Scientists identify a mutation in the CRY1 gene in people with abnormal sleeping patterns.

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23andMe customers can now receive information about genetic risk for diseases including Parkinson’s and celiac.

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