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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.

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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.

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Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?

By Anne N. Connor | March 1, 2018

From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.

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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 

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UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.

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The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.

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Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.

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Researchers Catalog Earth’s Microbiome

By Katarina Zimmer | February 1, 2018

The new database includes data from 27,000 samples collected at sites ranging from Alaskan permafrost to the ocean floor.

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