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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Last Day for Salary Survey

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2011

Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.

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Speaking of Science

By SAMUEL BUTLER | June 24, 2011

June 2011's selection of notable quotes

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One Bad Apple

By Richard P. Grant | June 24, 2011

A unique virus and the worm it infects turn up in an orchard outside of Paris.

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Darwin Goes Digital

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Criminal genes

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2011

Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.

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UK scraps nationality DNA-testing

By Tia Ghose | June 20, 2011

The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By Richard P. Grant | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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The ghost of personalized medicine

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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Opinion: IP problems for personal med

By Jennifer Gordon, Steve Lendaris and Anna Volftsun | June 14, 2011

Legal battles over gene patents and uncooperative patent holders threaten the widespread implementation of personalized medicine.

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