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Speaking of Science

By Not cited | February 1, 2011

February 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2011

Quirk, Darwin's Armada, The Death & Life of Monterey Bay, Elegance in Science

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The Evolution of Credibility

By Frederick Grinnell | February 1, 2011

The winding path that an interesting result takes to become a bona fide discovery is just one of the topics covered in this new book on the practice of science.

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Appealing Choice

By Erika Lorraine Milam | January 1, 2011

A book is born from pondering why sexual selection was, for so long, a minor component of evolutionary biology.

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By N/A | January 1, 2011

A selection of comments from our readers

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Watt Fun!

By Karen Hopkin | January 1, 2011

Her doctoral advisor told her to amuse herself, and Fiona Watt has done just that—probing individual stem cells and determining the genes and molecules that direct them to differentiate or cause them to contribute to cancer.

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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Intestinal Molecular Signaling

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

Microbes, both good and bad, can exert direct effects on host cells and vice versa. 

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The Profits of Nonprofit

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2011

The surprising results when drug development and altruism collide

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Book Excerpt from Looking for a Few Good Males

By Erika Lorraine Milam | January 1, 2011

In Chapter 2, "Progressive Desire," author Erika Lorraine Milam explores sexual selection’s incursion into evolutionary theory.

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