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The findings highlight the need for long-term monitoring of children exposed to the virus, say scientists. 

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Image of the Day: New Neurons

By The Scientist Staff | March 28, 2018

Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.

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The effects occurred after rodents consumed the chemical in levels 10- or 20-fold below the recommended daily dose for humans.  

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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

By Catherine Offord | March 6, 2018

A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.

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Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.

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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By The Scientist Staff | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Roger Tsien R.I.P., predatory publishing, and diversity in science

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TS Picks: August 9, 2016

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2016

Gene therapy money-back guarantee; the brain benefits from bilingualism; Q&A with a science watchdog

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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By Tanya Lewis | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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