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Thirty Years of Lab Safety

By Michal Barski | October 1, 2016

From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.

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Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome

By Amanda B. Keener | July 1, 2016

Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.

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Students Study Their Own Microbiomes

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2016

Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.

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Feeling Around in the Dark

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.

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A Tree Takes Root

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 1, 2016

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.

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Life After Sequencing

By Eva Amsen | February 1, 2016

Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?

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Sneeze O'Clock

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Is a nasal circadian clock to blame for allergy symptoms flaring up in the morning?

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A Weighty Anomaly

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2015

Why do some obese people actually experience health benefits?

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Microbesity

By Jenny Rood | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

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Lefties, Language, and Lateralization

By Bob Grant | October 1, 2015

The long-sought genetic link between handedness and language lateralization patterns in the brain is turning out to be illusory.

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